Boys & Girls Club of the SIskiyous
- Non Profit Organizations
Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods is very proud to be able to serve as the sponsoring organization supporting grassroots efforts for a new Boys & Girls Club organization in Siskiyou County. Part of the magic of the Boys & Girls Club Movement is the willingness of independent local organizations to help one another do great things for the kids who need us most.
The philosophy underlying Boys & Girls Club programming is our Youth Development Strategy. This strategy defines how our youth development professionals and volunteers interact with young people. All programs and activities are designed to maximize opportunities for young people to acquire four basic ''senses'' which help them build self-esteem and grow into responsible and caring citizens. These four ''senses'' are:
• A SENSE OF COMPETENCE - the feeling there is something boys and girls can do well.
• A SENSE OF USEFULNESS - the opportunity to do something of value for other people.
• A SENSE OF BELONGING - a setting where young people know they ''fit'' and are accepted.
• A SENSE OF POWER OR INFLUENCE - a chance to be heard and to influence decisions.
The principles of the Youth Development Strategy are used when developing every program and activity. We seek to identify and incorporate ways to enhance programs and activities through the conscious utilization of these youth development principles.