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About

MNW Boys & Girls Clubs of Thomas County, Inc.         

Our Mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Vision

Provide a world-class 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.

Core Beliefs

Boys & Girls Clubs provide:
  •  A safe place to learn and grow
  •  Ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals
  •  Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
  •  Hope and opportunity

 

Youth Development Strategy

At MNW Boys & Girls Clubs, all of our programs and activities are designed to maximize opportunities for young people ages 6 through 18 to acquire four  basic “senses” which help them build self-esteem and grow into responsible and caring citizens. These four “senses” are:

·            A sense of competence – Young people feel proud and confident when they acquire new skills and know they can do something and do it well. This happens naturally through participation in programs, but it can be enhanced through a conscious effort to help girls and boys develop skills and to recognize them formally and informally for their achievements.

·            A sense of usefulness – Young people know the satisfaction of doing something of value for others. It is important to seek out opportunities for young people of all ages to do something useful for others, whether it is helping at the Club or participating in community service projects.

·           A sense of belonging – Young people know they are welcome and feel that they fit in and are accepted. This occurs naturally in Boys & Girls Clubs. It is enhanced through warm greetings from staff members when young people arrive at the Club, the use of membership cards, small group programs, Club T-shirts, publishing and posting names and photographs of young people involved in programs, or anything else, tangible or intangible, that help young people feel safe, comfortable and accepted at the Club.

·           A sense of power and influence – Young people know their opinions are heard and valued and that they can influence decisions. This can be enhanced through participation in youth councils, discussion groups, interest surveys and other opportunities to contribute to the development of Club programs and rules.

       MNW Boys & Girls Clubs create a climate in which these important “senses” are fostered in every participant, member, volunteer and guest involved in our program.

 

Thomasville Youth Center & Thomasville Teen Center:

       After School Program

       Summer Program

 

Jackie Robinson Boys & Girls Club of Cairo-Grady County:

       After School Program 

       Summer Program

 

Click here for a membership application.

 

 

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