Testimonials - Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities

What members say about the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities.
The best praise we can get comes from the amazing and wonderful young people we serve.
  • Our Mission
    The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

“The Boys & Girls Club has become a security blanket for me because it is a place where I feel safe and secure. The Club gives me an opportunity to share my experiences and to become a better role model for my peers and younger Club members. I have also learned the importance of volunteering and being culturally open-minded.”

Mt. Airy Club

“I would be dead or in a gang if it weren’t for the Boys & Girls Club. I like the people who come to the Club and all the games and sports. I especially like the staff because I can talk to them about anything.”

West Side Club

“I don’t know my dad. I never met him. The Boys & Girls Club has filled the role of my father. The Club has connected me with two important thingsā€”positive male role models and opportunities I wouldn’t otherwise have.”

East Side Club

“Going to the Club has kept me off the streets and from getting into trouble. The dedicated staff has made a real positive change in my life. The Club means everything to me.”

Jerry Gamble Club

“The Club means a lot to me because it keeps me active and gives me more of an opportunity to take responsibility. At the Club I make new friends, learn about what is going on in the world, and how to better my computer skills and be more disciplined.”

OlsonĀ Beacon Club

“To me the Club means family. It is a place filled with respect for everyone. When I stepped into the Southside Club my life really began. I was impressed by all the activities, the groups, the staff, and how easy it was to make friends. I became hooked and I’ve been coming to the Club almost everyday since.”