At Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County we have a bold vision: that success is within reach of every child. The Club’s mission is to serve the youth of our community by providing social, physical, academic, cultural and family experiences in a safe environment and to help develop a value system that will improve the quality of their lives and lead them to become productive, responsible citizens. It is a positive mission that we meet head-on with life-changing programs and a caring, dedicated staff. We are there when kids are the least supervised and the most vulnerable. We offer programs afterschool each weekday and throughout the summer. Kids learn to work and play together. They are given structure and responsibility. Their attitudes change, they become more confident, develop character, and learn why it is important to get an education. They are motivated to avoid alcohol, drugs, and tobacco, and make safe choices.