The purpose of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oakland is to develop our community's youth into positive contributors to society.
To accomplish our purpose, we provide programs and services that are tailored to the needs of today's youth and supplementary to the endeavors of families, our schools, and other community-based organizations.
Locally, we provide safe places to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life-enhancing programs, character development experiences, hope, and opportunity for over 2,500 girls and boys ages 6 to 17 each year. It costs us about $850 per child each year to deliver our services. We plan to expand our capacity in order to serve an even greater number of young people in the future. Our goal is to serve a minimum of 5,000 youth - 10% of the Oakland Public School District's enrollment.