Family PLUS stands for Parents Leading, Uniting, and Serving. The goal of the Family PLUS program is to reach, support, and empower families to participate fully in their child’s life. The Club’s mission is to create family support activities into the Club for engagement and to collaborate with organizations to provide resources to caregivers.
There are five components of Family PLUS:
Kinship Care – Kinship care includes providing knowledge and resources to extended family members (grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, foster parents, etc.) who have assumed the role of primary caregiver.
Father Involvement – Clubs provide support and promotion through programs, activities, training and services to help increase the positive involvement of fathers in the lives of their children.
Economic Opportunity –Clubs empower families by helping parents and caregivers increase their level of education, find and keep jobs, improve their earnings, build savings and establish credit.
Outreach Strategies – Clubs build their capacity to effectively recruit and retain the involvement of new populations of diverse parents and caregivers who are often underserved in Clubs.
Family Advocacy Network (FAN) Club –This scientifically proven program supports parents and caregivers of Boys & Girls Club members who are participating in SMART Moves.