About Us

Whatever it Takes to Build Great Futures

We never take a single approach to help kids succeed. It takes caring mentors, such as our trained Club staff. It takes a safe place, like our Clubs that are consistently there for the kids we serve. It takes innovative, quality programs designed to empower youth to excel in school and lead healthy, productive lives. We do whatever it takes to ensure all kids have a great future.

Safer Childhoods

Providing safe and fun places for kids to grow and thrive

Life-Enhancing Programs

Delivering engaging programs focused on academics, health, and leadership.

Caring Mentors

Offering trained staff who guide, coach, and motivate kids to be successful.

Learn How We’re Doing Whatever It Takes

Club Impact

Every day, 11.3 million kids and teens leave school with no place to go.

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News & Stories

Encouraging the Next Generation of Artists

The arts promote youth empowerment, build self-confidence and provide young people an outlet of self-expression. Read on to learn the 2021 National Arts Contest winners.


Teaching Kids Kindness Through the Holidays and Beyond

When the holiday season arrives, it’s important to teach kids and teens empathy and compassion – building their understanding that not every classmate or neighbor has the same holiday experience they do.


Growing Up with a Positive Mentor

Finding a youth mentor to guide you through your teenage years can build confidence, create opportunities and help teens see their full potential – Club alumna Vanessa T. (left, in red) shares how much her mentor, Suriya Khong (right, in gray), means to her.


Child Safety is Our #1 Priority

Layers of safety policies and guidelines create a safe, fun environment so kids can achieve.