The purpose of Boys & Girls Clubs of Cumberland Plateau is the educational, social, health, and character development of youth. We are concerned with all youth where there is a need, but are primarily concerned with disadvantaged youth. This not only means the economically disadvantaged, but socially, educationally and physically disadvantaged as well. The Boys & Girls Club helps youth develop positive emotional behavior and attitudes and supervises youth through wholesome, constructive activities in educational, social, health, physical, small group programs under professionally trained staff.

We currently provide program services targeting our three priority outcomes, including our popular youth basketball league, to close to 4,000 youth-in-need in our community.

Our Priority Outcomes Include:

Academic Success

Programs targeting this priority outcome enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in college or a career in the 21st Century.

Healthy Lifestyles

Programs in this area develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults. Programs in this area also develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.

Good Character & Citizenship

Programs targeting this priority outcome empower youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.