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What matters most to us are the kids. It’s not just what we as a leadership team have to get done, but how we get it done collaboratively. The youth we serve each day are depending on us to work together and get it right.”

Thomas Rajan

Senior Vice President Strategic Leadership Development

Developing Leaders of the Future

How would you like to be responsible for nearly 5 million boys and girls? Just ask the staff at Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). Every year, they work together to help these children grow, develop, thrive, and fulfill their potential.

But the staff is also accountable to each other – and to themselves. That’s where Core Strengths comes in. We help BGCA staff identify their core drives and strengths, understand each other better, and gives them a common language to clean up some of the inherent messiness of working together.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America staff adopt the language of Core Strengths quickly, and it is retained and used throughout the organization. When the staff focus on improving their relationships with each other, not only are they happier and more productive, they set a positive example for, quite literally, millions of children.

“There’s an inherent yet beautiful messiness when people begin to work together. Core Strengths gives us the tools and the shared language to see what’s important to me and what’s important to you, and it enables us to work together to find a parallel path forward.”

About the Boys and Girls Club

Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe, affordable place for kids and teens during critical out-of-school time. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve 4.73 million young people, through membership and community outreach, at 4,645 Clubs throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.

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When relationships work, there isn’t a problem that can’t be solved.