who we are
Make college an expectation and reality
for all youth
what we believe
Every young person has the potential to be great.
Organized sports and related activities teach important life skills:
leadership, responsibility and teamwork.
High academic expectations yield high student achievement and productivity.
College, career and technical exposure is a must in the 21st Century.
Connecting students with like-minded adult role models
increases their probability of success and personal aspirations.
Since 1960, Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club has been an anchor of the community, a place where boys and girls, young men and women have developed their talents, learned respect, restraint and responsibility, and benefited from our wide range of programs and support services. We are a membership organization, serving thousands of young people each year.
We have always made it our business to meet the needs of our community as a sports and recreation facility, while also providing education supports, workforce development and cultural enrichment to those who need it most.
level the economic playing field
encourage critical thinking, teamwork and healthy lifestyles
produce scholar athletes
leverage the power of partnerships and dedication of volunteers
what we do
Our goal is to foster a sense of competence, a sense of purpose, a sense of sense of power in every young person. To that end, we:
how we do it
We work to achieve these goals in three ways:
- We offer fun and engaging activities that promote healthy lifestyles, cultivate creative expression, support academic enrichment, foster leadership skills, and prepare students for successful transitions to college and career.
- We connect youth to caring, adult role models who invest in their personal development and maintain high expectations for their performance in the classroom, the athletic arena and the community.
- We foster a strong sense of belonging to a family-like community of peers who share our values: respect, restraint and responsibility.