In 2011 the Kroc Center became home to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club. The Club is open to 5-12 year olds and members engage in six core program areas: Character & Leadership Development; Health & Life Skills; Education & Career Development; Sports, Fitness, & Recreation; the Arts; and Spiritual Development.
The Club began with 54 youth and today welcomes over 150 hill country children. In a national survey, more than 57% of Club alumni said that the Club saved their lives.
Tax deductible donations to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club can be made by calling 830-315-5762 or by mail to: The Salvation Army, PO Box 290790, Kerrville, TX 78029. Your contribution makes it possible to scholarship children that would otherwise be unable to attend the program.
40 Developmental Assets
In 2010 The Salvation Army and Search Institute began a partnership known as the Youth Asset Development Initiative (YADI). For phase 1 of the initiative the primary goal of YADI was to help transform Salvation Army culture from youth programming to more intentional youth development through the building of positive assets. Each month is focused on a new asset such as: Sense of Purpose, Planning & Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, and School Engagement to name a few. Now in phase 2 The Salvation Army Kroc Center is working closely with Search Institute on continuing strategic planning, implementation, and tracking of the 40 Developmental Assets.