Who We Are
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids.
“The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst is to inspire and assist all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”
Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling:
A sense of Competence
A sense of Usefulness
A sense of Belonging
A sense of Power or Influence
The Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst is a non-profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health, leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Club provides more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth.
Our Core Characteristics
We Are Building Centered so our children have a place that they can call “home.”
We Are Available When Kids Need Us Most by being open after school and in the summer. Our school year hours are from after school to late evening. During the summer and non-school days, we are open from early morning to early evening.
We Have A Trained Professional Staff of educated youth development professionals who provide guidance, supervision and serve as role models for our kids. All our volunteers are well-educated in their field of expertise.
We Are Affordable and Open to All Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 regardless of character or economic background. Our membership fees are only $10 per year. There are no family income guidelines – everyone qualifies! No child will be turned away!
We Make A Positive Impact On Children by building self-esteem and instilling values through our unique formula for programming called the Youth Development Strategy