Who We Are
The Boys & Girls Club of Lethbridge & District is one of more than 100 clubs of its kind in Canada. We have been serving Lethbridge and the local community since 1987. We are fortunate to have our own facility to operate from and we are located at 1405 8th Avenue North, just south of the Adams Ice Centre. We are open from 7:00am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday. We also provide before and after school care for children in kindergarten at Agnes Davidson on the south side and at St. Joseph's in Coaldale. Our club has been in operation since 1987 and was established to ensure young people in Lethbridge had a place to go where they could feel safe, learn new things, make new friends and participate in a wide variety of cultural, recreational and exploratory activities. It is very important to parents that their children have a safe, secure and fun place to go between the time when school gets out and when they get home from work. We strive to be “a good place to be” for everyone who comes to our club.
For the older children, ages 12-19 we have a FREE drop in Teen Stuff program the runs Monday - Thursday from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. This program provides a safe place where Teens can engage in activities they are interested in while meeting new friends and developing healthy relationships and developing positive life skill that will help carry them through to adult hood.
To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
- All children and youth discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful and active participants in society.
Inclusion & Opportunity
We strive to offer children and youth from all economic, cultural and social backgrounds access to the resources, supports and opportunities that will enable them to overcome barriers and achieve their positive potential in life.
Respect & Belonging
We provide a safe, supportive place, where every child is listened to, respected and valued in an environment of inclusion and acceptance. Our staff and volunteers model honesty, fair play, positive attitude, cooperation and respect for self and others
We believe all young people can grow into responsible, contributing and self-reliant members of society. Children and youth are at the centre of everything we do. Through adventure, play and discovery, we encourage and empower them to develop healthy lifestyles, a life-long passion for learning, leadership and life skills and a sense of social responsibility.
We work together with families and volunteers in each community, in partnership with the public and private sector, to create healthy community solutions to providing children and youth with what they need for optimal development.
We speak out on behalf of children, youth and their families to reduce disadvantage, enhance their lives and enable their voices and ideas to be heard.