The Club Fosters Good Character and Citizenship.

The Boys & Girls Club of Palm Springs has worked to foster young people’s integrity and good character, their ability to make positive life choices, their belief that they can bring about positive change in their communities, their compassion and willingness to serve others and the confidence to be themselves.


Sports & Recreation Programs

(Creating a Healthier Generation)

These Club programs help develop physical fitness, reduce stress and promote a positive use of leisure time, appreciation for the environment and interpersonal skills.

  • Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Dance, Swimming

Academic Success Programs

(Developing Globally Competitive Graduates)

These programs are designed to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.

  • Homework Assistance, Youth of the Year, Junior Youth of the Month/Year, Toast Masters, Project Learn

94% Self Efficacy

“There are many things I can do well.”

79% Problem Solving

“I think about what might happen before making a decision.”


Career Development Programs

(Building Job Skills and Career Paths)

Boys & Girls Clubs’ unique approach to workforce readiness prepares youth for success in their first jobs and helps them develop a plan to achieve their chosen careers.

  • Career Launch, STEM, Woodshed

Character and Leadership Programs

(Developing 21st Century Leaders)

These programs help youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire the skills to participate in the democratic process. Program participants also develop leadership skills and gain opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.

  • Keystone Club, Torch Club, Junior Staff, Anti-Bullying, B.A.R.C. (Books & Animals Reading Club)


68% Impulse Control

“I think carefully about what I say before I speak.”

79% Problem Solving

“I think about what might happen before making a decision.”


Art Programs

(Unleashing Creativity and Building Confidence)

These programs are designed to foster creativity in young people, and give them outlets for self-expression. From dance and photography to hip-hop, our arts programs have something that will inspire everyone.

  • Arts & Crafts, Old Time Artisan, Hip-Hop, Drama, Dance

Health and Wellness Programs

(Helping Young People Make Good Decisions)

These programs develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors to nurture their well-being, set personal goals and grow into self-sufficient adults.

  • Cooking & Baking Classes, Healthy Food Lessons

80% Identify Emotions

“I understand how my feelings influence how I act.”

88% Relationship Building

“I have at least one friend who helps me when I am having a hard time.”