At the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte, we serve with one mission: to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Since 1934 The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs have brought hope to children ages 6–18 in troubled neighborhoods. People often ask us how the partnership works between us and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Here’s how: BGCA is a national organization made up of a federation of independent, local Club corporations. Each local Club must meet standards of operation and program implementation in order to secure and maintain its charter with BGCA. We hold the only charter to operate Clubs in Mecklenburg (6) and Union (2) counties.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national programs have taken members from the Clubhouse to the White House; from the games room to the corporate boardroom; from the high school orchestra to Carnegie Hall. Boys & Girls Clubs of America has a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today’s most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. More than 30 national programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and pregnancy prevention, gang prevention, leadership development and athletics.