Established in 1912, and firmly rooted in the Christian principles of charity, love and philanthropy, the organization was designed to serve as a recreational outlet for the children of the community. The Boys and Girls Club of Mount Vernon is a thriving, vibrant organization, with a dedicated Board of Directors. The vision of the Boys & Girls Club of Mt. Vernon is to be the pre-eminent youth-serving organization in the City, developing the whole child, spiritually, mentally, physically and culturally. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Mt. Vernon is to help all youth, especially those from high-risk neighborhoods, make the most of their lives.