At the Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee, our members can expect:
Fun…Our Club generates fun for our Members. Staff make our Club feel like home, fostering a family atmosphere and creating a sense of ownership for our Members.
A Safe, Positive Environment….Our Club is a safe haven where Members feel physically and emotionally secure at all times. Club Staff, facilities, program offerings and age-appropriate settings create stability, consistency and a sense of safety for members.
Relationships with Caring, Trained Adults…Youth at the Club develop meaningful relationships with adults. Staff members actively cultivate such relationships to ensure that every member feels connected to one or more adults.
Opportunity and Expectations…Our Club Members acquire physical, social, technological, artistic and life skills. We encourage our Members to develop moral character and behave ethically.
Recognition…We recognize and affirm our young people’s self-worth and accomplishments. Staff members encourage our youth and provide positive reinforcement as they make improvements and experience successes.
At the Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee, we offer programs and activities within three areas of impact:
Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.
Club staff utilizes these time-tested and nationally recognized programs to prepare young people for success with a focus on five core program areas:
- Character & Leadership Development
- Education & Career Development
- Health & Life Skills
- The Arts, and
- Sports, Fitness & Recreation.
Our staff is dedicated to teaching the importance of character in daily life. They instill a sense of belonging and promote feelings of competence. They give children a chance to make positive choices.