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

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Our “Club of the Month” is The Jackie Club!

Club Director: Joe Long

Where is your club located? 1000 Marie Antoinette Street

How long have you worked for The Boys & Girls Clubs?
I’ve worked here since October 2013 but worked for the Clubs for 3 years from 2002-2005 as well.

What do you hope to accomplish in your club this year?

Continuing to improve our materials and programs, increase participation in variety of programs like Tap Dance, Golf, Girls On The Run, and The STEM Room.

What is your favorite thing about your club?
Interacting with our amazing kids everyday!

Character| Leadership

Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.

Education | Career

BGCA has implemented the programmatic strategy Every Member, Every Year, designed so that all Clubs, no matter their size or resources, can partner with youth, parents, schools and other community stakeholders to implement at least one of three approaches: academic enrichment and school engagement; targeted dropout prevention; and intensive intervention and case management. Our aim is to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.

Health | Life Skills

We help develop a youth’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

The Arts

From COX Technology Centers to specialized programs like Tap Dancing The Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana is on the right track to a more artistic & creative learning process for the future.

Sports | Fitness | Recreation

Many Club programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.

Specialized Programs

Many club initiatives focus on meeting the significant and specific needs identified within Boys & Girls Clubs. Their broad scope complements several or all of our core program areas.

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