Who We Are

Founded in 1962, The Boys & Girls Club of Ada is a non-profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health, leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. 

The club provides more than a safe, fun, and constructive alternative to being home alone - it offers a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self esteem and values during critical periods of growth.

The Boys & Girls Club of Ada serves more than 1,500 children, ages 6-18.

A Vision for the Next Generation

Relying on the dedication of our personnel, both paid and volunteer, and the efficient use of facilities, the Boys & Girls Club of Ada provides quality programs with a special emphasis on disadvantaged youth regardless of race, creed or socioeconomic background. 

To achieve this vision, the organization works to strengthen its diversity by actively involving local communities and other youth service agencies in providing needed services to youth.

Invaluable Impact

Listed below are some of the reasons Clubs make an invaluable impact on the lives of children in our community:

It is open to all children - Young people are welcomed regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background.

It fosters a sense of belonging - Children have a club of their own, where they can feel safe and accepted.

It is there for kids when they need it - Clubs are open during the critical times when youth are not in school - after school, summer, spring and winter holidays and school breaks.

It has a trained, professional staff - Adult leaders serve as positive role models, guiding youth toward positive values and life choices.

It offers a varied program curriculum - Programmatic diversity addresses the total child. Programs focus on education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports and fitness, character and leadership development, and technology.

It makes a difference - In a recent survey*, 80% of Club alumni felt good about knowing right from wrong and 79% said the Boys & Girls Clubs inspired self-confidence. *Louis Harris & Associates

Our Mission

"The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Ada is to inspire and assist all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens."

The Great Futures Vision

"To provide a world-class club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle."

Core Beliefs

A Boys & Girls Club provides:
A safe place to learn and grow ...
Ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals ...
Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences ...
Hope and opportunity ...

Club Code

  • I believe in God and the right to worship according to my own faith and religion.
  • I believe in America, the American way of life, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
  • I believe in fair play, honesty, and sportsmanship.
  • I believe in my Boys & Girls Club which stands for these things.
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