Safety Policies

Safety is Our #1 Priority

Please provide Clubhouse leadership with any other information about your child that may help us in working with them. The more we know about your child, the better we can serve them. Thank you for choosing the Boys & Girls Club of Grand Rapids Commonwealth. We appreciate the opportunity to help shape your child’s future.

Behavior Management Procedure

The following steps will be taken in the event of a behavior problem:


Communication between the member and staff member to identify the problem and determine a possible solution. At this point, members are given a chance to explain what happened, and to make a choice about what they should do next.

Removal / Loss of Privilege:

Members may receive temporary removal from a program area or a loss of privileges. Staff members will encourage Club members to make better choices and may offer options to regain privileges. Repeated behaviors may result in meeting with the Club Director as well as an incident report.

Incident Report:

This documentation dictates who, what, when, where and why a behavior occurs. Every incident report may not require a parent/guardian meeting, but all forms are available upon request. If a member receives numerous incident reports over a period of time they may be given a suspension from the Club.


Multiple incident reports which stem from behaviors not consistent with Club policies and expectations may result in suspension. Length of suspension will be determined at the discretion of the Club Director and may require a conference with the parent/guardian before returning. A suspension from one Club will be upheld at the other Grand Rapid’s Clubs, and we encourage members and parents/guardians to use this time to review the Club’s expectations.

Inmediate Pick-Up

In the event of a suspension, all Club members must have a parent/guardian or backup emergency contact to pick them up in a timely manner.

Protection of youth

Thank you for trusting Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids with your child(ren)! Safety is our number one priority at the Clubs. To ensure an optimal Club experience, we train and on-board our staff and volunteers on policies and procedures to adequately provide physical and emotional safety to all youth that step foot in our Clubs. To review those policies and procedures, click here. (Para español, haga clic aquí.)

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