About The Boys and Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs was founded to create a safe haven where youth could go after-school to learn and grow in a fun environment. In many cities and communities, young children and teens are forced to find their own activities and recreation after they are dismissed from school. With the rising costs of childcare and a shortage of after school programs, many children are forced to be home with no caretaker or supervisor until their parents arrive from work. The Boys and Girls Club wants to support the youth and give them a place where they can be taken care of and protected. The various clubs provide various program and services to stimulate the development of boys and girls by instilling confidence, purpose, and belonging in them.

The clubs programs include:

Education & Career Programs

These programs help youth create aspirations for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement. MORE»

Character & Leadership Programs

Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage. MORE»

Health & Life Skills

These initiatives develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.


The Arts Programs

Programs in this core area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.MORE»

Sports, Fitness and Recreation

These Club programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.


Specialized Programs

These initiatives focus on meeting the significant and specific needs identified within Boys & Girls Clubs. Their broad scope complements several or all of our core program areas. MORE»