Our Approach

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley works to ensure that our Clubs work to change the lives of our children and teens, especially those who need us the most. We work to provide a safe and positive place by engaging these programs that prepare them to achieve their goals. 


Academic success

We encourage our youth to BE EDUCATED for a GREAT future. Our programs foster life-long learners by supporting academic success today, setting higher college and career goals for tomorrow and providing access to tools and technology that prepare them for the 21st century.  We also encourage our youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of arts.

  • Tutoring & Homework Assistance
  • College & Career Preparation
  • Literacy, Math, & Science Skills

Healthy lifestyle

We want to teach kids and teens how to live healthier. Our programs focus on helping kids eat a more balanced diet, become more physically fit, and engage in healthy relationships. We hope to build healthy habits now that will last a lifetime.

  • Triple Play
  • BGCARV Sports
  • Nutritious Foods 

Character & Leadership

We empower our kids and teens to become young leaders. We show them the power and responsibilities of citizenship and expose them to different cultures. We teach them about potential career paths and help them develop skills related to interviewing and public speaking. Perhaps most important, we focus on the importance of building meaningful relationships, developing a strong self-image, and serving as a positive influence.

  • Keystone Club
  • Jr. Staff
  • Career Launch 
  • Passport to Manhood
  • SMART Girls