Our Mission

The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton is dedicated to providing programs and services in a safe, supervised environment, to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens.

Our Vision

We envision a future in which the Boys & Girls Club Movement is a catalyst for an age in which success is within reach of every child, and whole generations of children are inspired to a level of civic engagement not seen since the founding of our nation.

The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton strives to achieve excellence as a youth service organization, encompassing our core beliefs: to provide our young people with life-enhancing programs, character development opportunities and ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals.

Specifically, we will:

  • be the premier youth-serving agency in our community.
  • expand our services to reach more children, from the more than 4,800 current members to 5,500. (Outreach and After School Child Care Programs)
  • provide a more comprehensive teen program to include opportunities for career development, computer skill development, community and civic involvement and social and life skills.
  • reach out to all ethnic groups, fostering mutual understanding and respect for all cultures.
  • establish an English as a Second Language program (“ESL”) to facilitate assimilation of new residents into the community (there are more than 68 languages currently represented in our community).
  • collaborate with other community agencies to maximize opportunities and resources.
  • utilize our facility to its maximum, especially for youth programs.
  • look for opportunities to expand programs services into schools and possibly other recreation facilities in our community and neighboring towns. (Growth Initiative)

Reaffirming Our Beliefs

Boys & Girls Clubs have provided hope and opportunity for young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances. The impact of our Movement on the lives of children has endured through our core principles, proven time and time again through experience and research. In the future, as in the past, our impact is a result of providing young people with:

  • A safe positive place to learn and grow.
  • A happy childhood, with fun essential to the Club experience.
  • Ongoing relationships with caring adults.
  • Opportunities to engage in life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.
  • High expectations and recognition that affirm the intrinsic value, success and accomplishments of young people.
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