Founded in 2000, the Augusta Boys & Girls Club for Teens works to inspire and enable today’s youth to realize their full potential to become healthy, responsible, productive, and thoughtful citizens in their community. The club supports teens who are considered at-risk and often face challenges at home that may hinder their access to food, shelter, and security.
It is the belief and Mission of the Augusta Boys & Girls Club that all children deserve a mentor; a safe place to live, play, and grow; an appropriate and marketable education; and opportunities to be part of the community. Together, the Club, the community, and donors can help to provide local teens with a positive and safe place to focus on schoolwork, build their relationships, develop mentors, and acquire new skills.
The recent river cleanup was a collaboration between Three Rivers Whitewater & The Augusta Boys & Girls Club. The outing was an opportunity to show these kids that their actions matter, and that they have the power to make a difference in their community.
Inspiring self-worth is the catalyst that can convert these teens to a path of productivity and success. This river cleanup allowed its participants to take pride in themselves & their community. Instilling the confidence in these teens that they have the power to make a difference is invaluable. Charlie and Joe plan to continue these cleanups and build their partnership.
Organizations such as the Augusta Boys & Girls Club are small on dependent on volunteers and public donations. These programs don’t have the resources to transform their community on their own and rely heavily on local contributions. Whether that help comes in the form of offering experiential learning, general donations and funding, or even just helping these kids get from place to place, anything can make a difference. There is always a need for people and programs to teach these kids life skills and offer beneficial experiences.
Augusta Boys & Girls Club
22 Armory Street, Augusta, ME 04330
We are open from 1:30pm – 5:00pm Tuesday – Fridays