Our Mission


Our Mission Our Mission
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Through our Core Beliefs we provide:
  1. A safe place to learn and grow
  2. Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
  3. Life-enhancing and character building programs
  4. Experiences that foster hope and opportunity
We are guided by our vision of empowering every Club member, through safe and impactful experiences, to: graduate from high school with a plan for college or career, contribute to their community and live a healthy life.

By building on the pillars of Trust, Environment, Academic and Career, Character and Leadership and Health and Wellness (TEACH), we have long- term impact on our Club members. We strive to increase our impact on our “highly-engaged” Club members – those who attend the Clubs three times per week or more - through targeted, outcome-driven programs and services. Past evaluation has proven that Club programming is most impactful for those who attend and participate regularly, helping them succeed academically, make healthy choices and lead and serve in their communities.

We emphasize 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking, which are essential to our Club members’ ability to succeed in their education and career. Through strategic business partnerships, powerful coaching and mentoring experiences broaden our Club members’ view and understanding of the world.

For 60 years, we have built and cultivated partnerships with other institutions in the communities we serve – schools, neighborhood coalitions, businesses, volunteer groups, community centers, police and fire departments and other organizations - to align our efforts around common goals that serve our youth.

Through four locations serving 2,200 youth throughout Metro Detroit, our Club members are finding a path to a great future.