The Boys & Girls Club of Lodi was chartered in 1958. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Lodi is to enable all young people especially those who need us most to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs are there to provide a safe place to learn and grow, as well as help the youth establish on going relationships with caring adult professionals. This is accomplished by providing the members with life enhancing programs and character development experiences. The programs that the Boys & Girls Club offers fall within the following core program areas. * Character & Leadership Development * Education & Career Development * Health & Life Skills * Sports, Fitness and Recreation Through the programs that are offered, the Boys & Girls Club of Lodi tries to provide the members with a sense of belonging, a sense of usefulness, a sense of influence and a sense of competence.