At Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, we are rooted in our belief that all children and youth can discover and achieve their dreams, and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society. Realizing that vision takes a community of caring people and organizations who genuinely want to make a difference in the lives of children and youth.
That’s why at the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs, we focus on providing safe, supportive places where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. Our clubs are safe, supportive places for children and youth to play, laugh, discover and learn. Kids participate in life changing programs that promote positive outcomes in education, active living, nutrition and mental health. Our staff and volunteers are caring adults, who develop relationships that foster belonging, personal empowerment, achievement and self-confidence.
You will see our fantastic team of staff and volunteers, working hard to help children and youth navigate through the challenges that they may face in their daily lives. By providing safe places, where kids feel that they belong, we are able to figure out a way; a way to help kids build their confidence, a way to work with kids who have been struggling, a way to work with families who have limited resources, a way to work with youth who think they have run out of options.
Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is part of a community, in fact 14 communities. We are an organization who believes that we truly are stronger together. We are grounded in the power of collaboration and cooperation to achieve a common purpose. Our community development work is integral to who we are. We believe that strong communities are comprised of people, organizations, and businesses who can work together to make the Okanagan a great place for children and youth to grow up well.
We certainly can’t do this work without the support and encouragement of people like you. You are part of a community of people who care deeply about children, youth and families in our communities, and who are looking to be part of the solution.
Together, we can create a stronger community for our kids.
CEO Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs