Focused on developing skills in young people


Our dedication to enabling and empowering young people shines through our five core programs. The goal of these programs is to encourage our youth to become better leaders, learners, creators and to lead positive and successful lives.

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Program Overview

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Cedar Valley use the five core areas of programming to develop activities for Club Members that are safe, fun and life-changing! Here, young people can learn and grow in a safe space that welcomes youth from all communities.

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Sports, Fitness & Recreation

Athletic competition and fitness programs can provide many benefits for our youth. The Sports, Fitness and Recreation programs we offer will develop fitness abilities, social skills, positive use of leisure time, as well as encourage stress management and appreciation of the environment.

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Education & Career Development

We work with young people to explore their abilities and apply these skills to real-world situations. We help them understand basic educational disciplines and familiarize them with technology to show how it can help them personally and professionally.

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Character & Leadership

Programs in this area strive to encourage youth to develop a positive self-image, establish meaningful relationships during interactions with Club and community. We also encourage youth in this program to engage in the democratic process and become culturally aware and respectful toward their own and others’ cultural identities.

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Health & Life Skills

We care about health, which is why this program focuses on educating members on living positive, successful lives as self-sufficient adults who can set personal goals and foster their own well-being.

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The Arts

Programs in The Arts enable young people to hone their creativity and develop their world view through knowledge and appreciation of visual and performing arts, crafts and creative writing.