To change the lives of children from families in crisis by loving and nurturing them in a Christian home environment, raising them to become self-sustaining and contributing adults.
That every child has a place to grow up and a sense of being home.
About Boys and Girls Country
When Tommy and Jean Robinson founded Boys and Girls Country (BGC) as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity in 1971, they were acting on their desire to turn confused, misguided and hopeless youth into productive, responsible citizens. To do this, they provided youth with a loving Christian home environment, an education, a vocational training program, and a shared sense of responsibility. That original goal has not changed, and almost 1,600 children and young adults have found a home at Boys and Girls Country since that day.
The program at Boys and Girls Country is unique in several ways. First and foremost, we have remained true to our Christian roots, addressing the spiritual needs of our children in addition to their physical, social, emotional and educational needs. We are only able to do this because of God’s grace, daily prayers and generous gifts from investors like you. You make a difference in the lives of more than 100 children every year!
Our kids and young adults come from difficult circumstances which no child should ever experience.Our families “do life” together. They attend church, do homework, prepare meals, and do chores together. Like all families, we have our struggles, but we do that together too. Boys and Girls Country guides our kids through educational milestones, supports them emotionally as they navigate life’s challenges, holds them accountable to their peers and the greater community, and encourages them to dream big and achieve goals.
Finally, Boys and Girls Country goes above and beyond when it comes to growing children for life. Unlike other group living programs, our kids never age out of our program. In 1997 we established our College and Career program, giving Boys and Girls Country the capacity to support our high school graduates until they are independent adults. Whether they attend college, trade school, serve in the military, or begin a first job, they have a home and the support of family. Our College and Career mentors live on campus and are available to guide our young adults through choosing college classes, moving into a dorm room, putting together a resume, or learning to cook a meal. It is not uncommon for graduates of our program to come back to ask for advice or just visit.
In 2020, Boys and Girls Country celebrates 49 years of providing a home for children whose families are in crisis. Thank you for being a part of our story and our history. Most importantly, thank you for making our vision a reality for our kids.