About Us

About Us

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters 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.

Since 1960, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Pekin have provided the youth in the Pekin area opportunities which they may not all have provided to them to become caring, responsible, and productive citizens. Some need mentorship from our volunteers to be given the right tools for a future they may not know exists for them. It is at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Pekin, Illinois where we provide these opportunities. We utilize various programs for the young people of Pekin, Illinois to offer life-changing experiences. These programs can include sports opportunities, educational needs, mentorship, and opportunity for the youth of Pekin, Illinois to create a better future.  

The mentors in our program, work with children to provide them with assistance in academic success and creating a plan for their future, teach good character skills so they can become productive citizens in the Pekin area, and promote a healthy lifestyle. The success of our program is built on the hearts and compassion of our mentors for the children of the Pekin community.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Pekin helps young people ages 5-18 years old in the Pekin area. We work to offer engaging and fun programs to instill the skills and knowledge they will need to create the future the parents and the children hope to have for themselves. We do this through youth sports, summer programs, and more! Learn more about our events to find a class or program to utilize the best available education and sports programs for your children.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Pekin is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all. Boys & Girls Clubs of Pekin supports all youth and teens – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential. Utilizing the policies put in place by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, we work to provide a safe and secure environment for the youth of Pekin, Illinois to enjoy without judgement or fear to be anything but themselves. 

Safety First!

Boys and Girls Clubs are committed to keeping children safe!  

Background Checks for Staff and Volunteers
Ongoing Training and Education
Safety Assessments
Board Safety Committee with Enhanced Performance Standards