The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Rogue Valley works to provide year-round positive, fun and safe places and program for all kids, helping them to build self-esteem and develop skills necessary to make right choices, becoming responsible and productive citizens.
Since 1970, Boys & Girls Clubs serve thousands of Southern Oregon youths each year through a diversity of programs in these key areas:
- CLUBS - We provide facility-based activities for kids and teens, 6 to 18 years of age. We have three program branches located in Cave Junction, Grants Pass and Talent. We are open Monday through Friday, after school during the school year and all day during summer and other breaks. A wide variety of activities are available in the core areas of arts, education, recreation, leadership development and health.
- TEAM SPORTS - We give kids in and around Josephine County the opportunity to participate in an organized league in a fun atmosphere of skill-building and teamwork. Currently offered are: Volleyball (spring and fall), Flag Football (spring and fall) and Tackle Football (fall), Mountain Bike Club and Basketball (winter).
- ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER - located at the Cleveland Boys & Girls Club in Grants Pass, this program provides an alternative school for District 7 middle school students who need a change from their regular campus setting.
In 2010, Dr. Alison Burke and her team at Southern Oregon University collected self-reporting data from Club locations (White City, Grants Pass, Illinois Valley, Talent/Phoenix). This survey was developed to monitor youths' attachment to school, commitment to civic responsibilities and conventional attitudes, involvement in appropriate activities, and belief in pro social norms and values. In addition, the survey offered supplementary items on delinquency, peer delinquency, healthy eating habits, and involvement at the Club. To view the full report, click HERE