Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands' mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, healthy and caring members of society.
What We Do
The Clubs provide a fun and safe space for kids and teens during out-of-school time. Serving thousands of youth across 12 locations in Omaha, Bellevue, Carter Lake and Council Bluffs, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands’ programs are led by professional and caring staff.
Each Club offers programs and services to help young people succeed in school, develop leadership skills and maintain healthy lifestyles. Programs are tailored to the local community and customized for each age group to meet the interests and developmental needs of young people ages 6-18.
Why Great Futures Start Here
Since 1962, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands has delivered on our promise to provide metro area youth with the support needed to reach their full potential. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands has a proven and effective approach: provide youth with a positive, accessible place to go; surround them with trained and supportive staff; and offer results-oriented programs that are educational, recreational and age-appropriate.
We currently operate 12 Clubs in the metro Omaha and Southwest Iowa area, in addition to Camp Nakomis, a summer camp that provides a positive, challenging outdoor experience to the youth within our community. Historically, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands has purposefully located Clubs in areas of high need in order to have the greatest impact on the lives of at-risk youth. Currently, we serve over 7,000 children and teens, many of whom are minorities, economically disadvantaged and live in single-parent households.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands’ goal is to deliver programs that create happy and healthy children today while building a foundation of success for tomorrow – impact for a better future. This begins with the imperative to provide a safe environment that keeps kids engaged, active and happy in the hours after school, during vacation periods and throughout the summer months. Research shows that during periods of idleness and boredom, kids are vulnerable to peer pressure, violence and other risky activities. The risks are even higher for children from disadvantaged circumstances. We minimize those risks by engaging young people in activities with positive adult role models and peers, enabling them to learn powerful life skills.