Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club

Address: 115 Canal Street, PO Box 283
Blackstone, MA 01504
Phone: (508) 883-6363 Email: sarahjhaworth@yahoo.com Website: http://www.bvbgc.com/

Sarah Haworth – Program Director

As a community based, non-profit, chartered member of The Boys & Girl Clubs of America, our mission is specific: to create “The Positive Place for Kids.” The purpose of the Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club is to help develop positive self-esteem in our youth to maximize their fullest potential as individuals. To this mission and purpose, we have dedicated our existence. To date we have served over 2,000 members who participate in our year round schedule of activities and programs. Our members come from all surrounding communities, including: Blackstone, Millville, Uxbridge, Douglas, Bellingham, Mendon, Upton, Franklin, Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Burrillville, Cumberland and Lincoln. Through our programs and services, we provide our members with: Vehicles for development – Clubs provide diverse activities that meet the interest of all youth. Core programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential. Based on physical, emotional, culture and social needs and interests of girls and boys, and recognizing developmental principles, Clubs offer program activities in five areas. Character and Leadership Development – Empowers 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. Education and Career development – Enables youth to become proficient in basic education disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career. Health and Life skills – Develops 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. The Arts – Enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing. Sports, Fitness and Recreation – Develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social s

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