Our Mission

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of the Umpqua Valley is to inspire all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as responsible, caring, productive citizens.

Boys & Girls Club of the Umpqua Valley (BGCUV) is a non-profit youth development organization dedicated to providing hope and opportunity to all kids in 1st through 12th grades.
Far more than a Recreation Center, the Club is a place where young people come to do homework, develop social skills, express themselves creatively, develop leadership skills, develop good character and citizenship and participate in sports. The Boys & Girls Club offers programs proven to help youth gain the developmental assets they need to succeed in life.

Four key characteristics are critical in providing a positive impact on the life of a child and define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club:

  • Dedicated youth facilities – Boys & Girls Clubs are places (actual neighborhood-based buildings) designed solely for youth programs and activities.
  • Open when kids need us most – The Clubs are open weekdays after school and during the summer when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
  • Professional staff – Every Club is directed by trained youth development professionals who act as role models and mentors to members. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
  • Available and affordable to all youth – BGCUV uses a sliding scale so that any child in 1st through 12th grade can become a member and attend the Club during all open Clubhouse hours.

Through our programs and services, our members develop relationships with positive role models in a safe, positive environment.  BGCUV serves over 3000 kids a year and helps about 300 kids each day grow into healthy, responsible, caring young adults.