OUR HISTORY

The Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon is dedicated to assisting all youth to achieve their fullest potential by enhancing their self-esteem, providing positive role models, and by helping them to develop the qualities needed to become caring, productive, responsible citizens.

OUR VISION

OUR MISSION

Provide a Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Since 1982, the Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon has been at the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. Formally known as Southwestern Oregon Youth Activities, the organization began as a youth sports program when local school districts cut elementary sports programs from their budgets. While the sports program remains an integral part of our programming, it was the Board of Governors 1992 decision to join Boys & Girls Clubs of America that changed the scope of the organization forever.

 

In 1993, we began offering educational enrichment classes ranging from watercolors to Forensic Science. Continuing the expansion of our program diversity, in 1995 the Club began offering tennis and dance programs. In the year 2000, we began offering a gymnastics program to area youth, and later that year, the F. Willis Smith Youth Center opened the doors to a new beginning for many of our members.

CLUB FACTS

 

2019 MEMBERSHIP

3,049 Registered Members

3,001 Other Youth Served

32,838 Meals Served

810 Average Daily Attendance

48% from Low Income Families

676 Volunteers

CLUB FUNDING

32% Program Fees

34% Contributions

19% Special Events

8% Grants

5% Other Income

2020 FUNDRAISERS

Women's Luncheon
Cancelled in 2020

Mill Casino Food Truck Off

Cancelled in 2020

Banquet & Auction for Kids

November 6, 2020

HOW CAN I HELP?

Make a Cash Donation

Make an In-Kind Donation

Include the Club in Your Will

Volunteer at the Club

Advocate for the Club

© 2020 Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon