For just $15 a year, kids find a fun and safe place to build:
- academic success
- healthy lifestyles
- good character and citizenship
Our mission: Inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Our priorities: Help youth achieve academic success, adopt healthy lifestyles and develop good character and citizenship.
Our plan: Provide a safe and engaging place where youth develop positive relationships with caring adults and peers.
Join us for the annual Bob Lowth Ford Golf Championship, Aug. 24, at the Bemidji Town and Country Club.
Register early and receive a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Country Club.
The Club is open 12:30-5:30 p.m., M-F, in the summer, beginning June 5. Families who are new to the Club or whose memberships have lapsed must complete the registration and data policy forms available here or at the Club’s front desk and pay the $15 annual membership fee. New members and their parents or guardians must also attend a new member orientation session, which is held at 5 p.m. every Monday in the Club’s Community Room.
School is out, but Club members are still learning. Summer programming includes at least 30 minutes of academic skill building every day. Check out the Clubs Facebook for highlights. Club members have been reading, puzzling and playing board games that build skills.
All teens, grades 5-12, are invited to Teen Nights from 5:30-8:30 p.m. the second Thursday of every month at the Club.
“Everything about the Boys and Girls Club is good. It’s good people taking care of young people. It’s a blessing.”
-Ed Nynas, board member
“All the places to go and things to do – makes it good. And you can play with your friends because they come here, too.”
-Jameson, 4th grade
“I like visiting with Josh and Shelby – they’re fun and good listeners. It’s a good place to be to help stay away from bad things.”
-Jewel, 10th grade
I come every day. I like the gym – basketball, jump roping and four square. I read with Josh. He reads some and I read some.
-Jared, 1st grade
You can play a whole bunch of games in the games room – I usually play a game with my friends.
-Kylie, 2nd grade
My three kids love the Club because it’s a fun place to hang out, a place where they feel safe and accepted.
-Crystal, Club parent
My son has grown tremendously at the Club. He’s gained self-confidence and teamwork skills while learning the value of giving back to the community.
-Chanel, Club mom