Specialized Programs - Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities


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Gang Prevention through Targeted Outreach

Claiming a 93% success rate, the Gang Prevention through Targeted Outreach program identifies young people who may be at-risk for gang involvement. By assessing their needs and involving them in positive activities, the program helps youth steer clear of gangs.

Tattoo Removal

Gang members who want to leave their gang can safely enter programming and get their gang tattoos removed through a series of treatments.

Native American Mentoring

Unique to the Little Earth Community, the program provides members with an adult mentor to guide them through day-to-day life.

Rebound Program

Rebound is a delinquency intervention program designed to help keep juvenile offenders out of the justice/corrections system. Through coaching, young people learn the benefits of education, improved recreational and social interests and character and leadership traits.

Targeted Re-entry

The program helps youth transition out of gangs, using free gang-related tattoo removal as an incentive. Club staff works with boys ages 12- to 18-year-old to introduce club programs. Following a boy’s release, club involvement continues as part of a comprehensive after-care program resulting in lower recidivism rates.

Voyageur Environmental Center

More than 3,500 guests visit Voyageur each year. The camp features a beaver pond, a pine forest, a floating sedge mat, an archery range, a sports field, 7 sleeping cabins and miles of hiking trails. From June to August, Voyageur hosts the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities summer camp, and throughout the year club members can visit on weekends and school release days. The Center also serves as a resource for schools and as a retreat and conference center.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities is excited to announce a FREE opportunity for anyone with kids ages 8 – 14 years that is currently actively serving in the United States Military.  Kids will enjoy a residential camping experience at Voyageur, in Mound, MN from Monday, July 10th through Friday, July 13th.

This incredible experience is made possible through a partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and all branches of the United States Military to help support our Minnesota Youth of Military Families.  The registration information is listed below.

Voyageur Camp provides youth with a one of a kind experience that helps kids develop and strengthen leadership, cooperation, and friendship making skills.  The five day expererince is filled with enriching and fun hands-on activities: camping, swimming and canoeing, time with friends,  hiking, campfires, singing, practicing outdoor living skills, team-building skills, art, and nature study.

If you are interested in having your child attend camp for FREE at Voyageur in Mound, MN, please download and complete this form and mail it to us at:

Voyageur Camp
7000 Country Road 15
Mound, MN 55364


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