The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

For over 50 years, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs have been unique places created by The Salvation Army that offer programs and services that exemplify and actively practice Christian principles. This is done in a way that causes recipients of our services to learn to admire the values, ethics and skills presented, and incorporate them into their own lives. To reach today’s young people and their families in a non-threatening way, our Clubs create an accepting, positive and challenging environment where young people of every background, circumstance, race, creed and religion feel welcomed. As part of the Salvation Army’s family and services, this program is offered to the poorest and neediest among us. It is for this reason that The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are so vital to The Salvation Army’s mission and ministry.

We’re Making a Difference


of Club teens expect to graduate from high school


Total Youth Reached


of Club youth volunteer in their community at least once a year


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Boys and Girls Club Programs

Explore innovative programs designed to empower youth to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives

Education and Career Development

Career Launch, diplomas2Degrees, Summer Brain Gain, DIY STEM, Project Learn, Junior Staff, Money Matters, Power Hour and Tech Girls Rock. These programs are designed to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career. Boys & Girls Clubs’ unique approach to workforce readiness prepares youth for success in their first jobs and helps them develop a plan to achieve their chosen careers.

Character and Leadership Development

Keystone Club, Youth of the Year, Million Members, Million Hours of Service and Torch Club. These programs help youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills to participate the democratic process. Program participants also develop leadership skills and gain opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.

Health and Life Skills

Passport to Manhood, SMART Moves, Cyber Safety, SMART Girls, Healthy Habits. These programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors to nurture their well-being, set personal goals and grow into self-sufficient adults.

The Arts

National Photography Program, Lyricism 101, Image Makers, Music Makers, National Fine Arts Exhibit and Drama Matters Afterschool. These programs are designed to foster creativity in young people, and give them outlets for self-expression. From photography to hip-hop, our arts programs have something that will inspire everyone.

Sports, Fitness and Recreation

Triple Play, Play Bal, RBI, PGA Sports Academy, ALL STARS and Jr. RBI. These Club programs help develop physical fitness, reduce stress and promote a positive use of leisure time, appreciation for the environment and interpersonal skills.

Spiritual Development

Adventure Corps: Explorer (Grades 1-5) and Ranger (Grades 6-12) Programs. Girls Character Building: Sunbeam (Grades 1-5) and Guard (Grades 6-12) Programs and Club 316 (all grades). Orange Programs: Orange 252 Kids and 252 Basics.  These programs are a holistic Christian Education experience. Our goal is to help children develop social and communication habits, decision making and life skills, character, and leadership in a balanced environment for learning, developing, and caring that is age-appropriate and Christ-centered.



Our Mission

To enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.


Our Vision

To provide a world-class club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person we serve

Success Stories

Aakilah is the kind of person you want to be around. She always has a smile on her face and has a desire to help others feel good about themselves. It is hard to believe that when Aakilah came into the Club years ago, she was quiet. She did not talk much to anybody and would keep to herself.  The more she got involved in programs, such as SMART Girls, Triple Play and various Character & Leadership programs, her interactions with others began to improve and grow into relationships. Every day Aakilah has a positive attitude and is passionate about giving back to the community and the Club.

Similar, Yet Distinctly Different

The Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Clubs and the Boys & Girls Club Organizations are both designed to serve the local needs of children in the communities in which they operate, and both are chartered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Being chartered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, both meet the membership requirements and standards of operation of the national organization, and share a common philosophy of youth development strategies and techniques. In addition, both take advantage of the many programs and services offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America to its local affiliates

Although The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are, in most ways, similar to regular Boys & Girls Club organizations they, nonetheless, are distinctly unique!

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs have the advantage of being part of two of the most effective and trusted national nonprofit organizations in the world; thereby, benefiting from the vast experience and mission of both of these great movements. Further, as a Christian organization, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs offer programs and services that emulate Christian principles.

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