Our mission is to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as responsible, caring, productive citizens.
WELCOME TO THE CLUB!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Texas Hill Country serves youth ages 6 to 18 at three locations: Boerne, Comfort and Fredericksburg. After-school and summer programs provide a positive place for approximately 1,000 kids. We keep our fees low so that every child who wants to join the Club can.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB PROVIDES
A safe place to spend time during non-school hours and the summer as an alternative to the streets or being home alone.
A chance to play, have fun, laugh and learn.
Opportunities to build new skills that raise each child’s belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal accomplishments.
Ongoing relationships with caring adults and connections to new friends in a positive environment, reinforcing a sense of belonging, personal accountability, civility and civic responsibility.
Generation-changing programs that support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits and high expectations for success as an adult.
Since its beginnings and today, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Texas Hill Country addresses the need for guidance and mentorship of youth. Studies conducted by the Boys & Girls Club of America show that youth drug and alcohol abuse, as well as premature sexual activity, are actually more common in rural areas than in urban. The club has taken strong measures to further its mission of having a positive impact on youth and on their life choices. Knowing that the middle school years are a critical, at-risk time for all youth, the club has taken purposeful steps to focus on expanding and improving its offerings and programming for that group, to attract and retain membership through those key years.
OUR GREAT PAST
In 1994, citizens of Fredericksburg began to see a need for programs to serve the youth of the community.
The Fredericksburg Youth Center had a lease on a building by 1998.
A second location was added in Boerne in 2004, following a grant from the state of Texas Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
A youth center director to work with teens was hired in 1996.
The youth center was affiliated with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2001.
Comfort (the newest addition to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Texas Hill Country) received its charter in 2008.