About Us

About Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties

Inspiring great futures for children and teens in our community.


Our Mission:

To inspire and enable all youth, grades 1-12, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens through the development of a positive self-image and self-reliance.

Why Great Futures Start Here:

For over 46 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties has delivered on our promise to provide the youth who need us most with support to reach their full potential. Through a comprehensive continuum of services, we provide children and teens with a platform for success by equipping them with the necessary life, academic and career-related skills to thrive in a 21st Century global society.

We operate 8 Clubhouses and Teen Centers in addition to a Health & Dental Services Center, T3: Training Teens for Tomorrow workforce development program, community athletic leagues, and outreach programs to schools and communities. Currently, we serve over 10,600 youth, many of whom are from economically disadvantaged homes, qualify for free or reduced lunch, and live in single-parent households.

Our goal is to deliver programs that prepare youth for a great future. This begins with the imperative to provide a safe environment that keeps kids engaged, active and happy in the hours after school and during the summer and prepares them with the a skill set that aligns academics with future career pathways and industry trends.

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