OUR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
Our programs and services promote and enhance the development of youth by instilling:
A SENSE OF COMPETENCE
The feeling there is something boys & girls can do and do well.
A SENSE OF USEFULNESS
The opportunity to do something of value for other people.
A SENSE OF BELONGING
A setting where young people know they "fit" and are accepted.
A SENSE OF POWER OR INFLUENCE
A chance to be heard and to influence decisions.
Through this strategy self-esteem is enhanced and an environment exists that helps young people achieve their full potential.
The Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark provides diverse activities that meet the interests of youth. Core programs engage young people in activities that enable them to develop self-esteem and to reach their full potential. Based on physical, emotional, cultural, and social needs and interests of girls and boys, and recognizing developmental principles, we offer program activities in five areas:
CHARACTER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others' cultural identities.
EDUCATION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT
Enables youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, apply learning to everyday situations and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.
HEALTH AND LIFE SKILLS
Develops young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
Enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.
SPORTS, FITNESS, AND RECREATION
Develops fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.