Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods was originally established in 1938 as The Boys Club of the Redwoods. It is a youth development program for ages 6 to 18 and includes the Eureka Teen Center, the Club House in Eureka, McKinleyville Teen Center, & Humboldt County Teen Court.
Together, the Boys & Girls Club of America and Boys & Girls Clubs follow the Formula for Impact – our roadmap for ensuring that young people have a positive, impactful Club Experience and, ultimately, achieve the important outcomes that lead them to great futures.
BGCA offers tested, proven and nationally recognized programs in five Core Program Areas that closely align with the developmental needs of all young people:
- Character and Leadership Development
- Education and Career Development
- Health and Life Skills
- The Arts
- Sports, Fitness and Recreation
We also undertake specialized initiatives that cut across more than one program area and/or address the unique needs of special populations.
BGCA programs are designed to encourage Club members to realize a wide variety of positive outcomes, a strategy for developing the “whole child.” In recent years, the Boys & Girls Club Movement has focused additional efforts on helping children and teens achieve in our three priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Redwoods create great futures for the next generation of our leaders through encouraging education. We annually serve nearly 4,000 youth through Club membership and community outreach in Humboldt County.
With your help, we help kids find their path to:
- A safe place to learn and grow
- Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
- Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
- Hope and opportunity