The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry began in the mid-1980s when a group of Beaufort County residents came together to find a solution for the lack of structured, positive activities for the community's children. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club in the Lowcountry and in every corner of the United States is "to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens." Great futures start everyday at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry. The organization operates five (5) clubs in Beaufort and Jasper Counties. Nearly 2,000 members, ages 6 -18 years old, belong to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry.