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Our Mission

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County is to empower all youth to reach their full potential.

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Our Mission

"These Clubs can empower youth to reach their full potential and succeed beyond their dreams. We challenge ourselves and our employees daily to reach our full potential and know the value of that, both personally and professionally."

- Kingery Construction Co., Boys & Girls Club Sponsor

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Our Vision

  • to provide Clubs in Lincoln near schools that have the greatest need.


  • to provide a Boys & Girls Club model program that is facility based, with diverse programs.


  • to train a staff of youth development professionals that are screened and trained to run quality programs.


  • not to duplicate services and programs, but to provide a tighter safety net for children and youth.


  • to outreach and partner with other similar services in Lincoln.


  • to bring in the richness of the traditional programs existing in the community to the Club and our kids.

"The Boys & Girls Club is the best place ever! I've learned so much, I always feel safe and they are preparing me for my future."

- Club Member, Park Middle School

Our Formula
for Impact

To achieve our priority outcomes, Boys & Girls Club serves all youth by providing an outcome-driven Club Experience that includes the Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development, high-yield activities, regular attendance and targeted programs.

We seek to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Young people who need us most + Outcome-driven Club experience (five key elements for positive youth development, high-yield activities, targeted programs, regular attendance) = Priority outcomes in Academic Success (graduate on time, motivated to learn, with a plan to succeed in today's modern workforce), Good Character and Citizenship (develop strong character and take actions that make a difference in the community), and Healthy Lifestyles (make healthy lifestyle decisions resulting in social, emotional and physical well-being)

"We are absolutely thrilled to partner with the Boys & Girls Club of Lincoln to help develop our future workforce."

- Duncan Aviation, Boys & Girls Club Sponsor

Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Workforce Development Framework: Career exploration & matching, first job skills development, work-based learning experiences, and a plan for the future

Workforce Development Framework

There is a workforce crisis happening in Nebraska, and Boys & Girls Club is part of the solution.

Our workforce development framework seeks to build the community of Lincoln by investing in the kids that will grow to lead it. The program is based on three foundational pillars: Career Exploration and Matching, Skills Development and Work-Based Learning Experiences.


With a sturdy career development program in place, Lincoln will be able to remain competitive and stop the movement of young professionals to surrounding areas and to fill the thousands of available jobs in Nebraska.

Our Commitment to Equity

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County (BGC) is to empower all youth to reach their full potential. We advocate for them to have equitable opportunities to participate and succeed in all organizations and workplaces—especially our own.

With our mission in mind, BGC applies principles of equity and inclusion to guide our policies, practices and procedures. We seek to develop and implement programs that support youth, employees and families of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, citizenship status and religion.

This is an ongoing process that challenges us to listen to those who may not have been heard and commit our organization to learn and grow. When we do this, we empower not only our youth but the families, staff and communities that make up Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County.

Together, we strive to ensure Great Futures for all youth in our community.

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