Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs is committed to ensuring equality and inclusion for all young people.
Our job at the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs is to create a safe place for all youth to feel free to be themselves.
Our Club offers a safe, positive environment for youth, staff and families of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. An essential part of our mission is to ensure that every young person has access to quality out-of-school opportunities where they are physically and emotionally safe, healthy and can develop the leadership skills that they need.
Research shows that when a supportive adult advocates on a youth’s behalf and supports their identity, that young person is protected against many negative outcomes such as depression, substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. Additionally, a sense of belonging leads to significantly higher levels of self-esteem and perceived social support.
The Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs works hard every day to provide a space where young people can feel safe, both physically and emotionally. We know that before youth can build the social, emotional, and leadership skills they need for great futures, they need a safe, inclusive, welcoming environment where they can experience a sense of belonging.
Our Commitment to Inclusion
We believe every kid has what it takes! The mission and core beliefs of Boys & Girls Clubs fuel our commitment to promoting safe, positive and inclusive environments for all.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Springs supports all youth and teens – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential. We believe that every child can be inspired to lead, to express themselves, to give and share.