Kw-logo-smaller

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Boys & Girls Clubs provide youth with safe places to play and learn.
Courtesy of Boys & Girls Clubs

play, learn and develop

Boys & Girls Clubs - Positive Places for Kids

Boys and Girls Clubs didn't actually start out as a club for boys and girls. In fact, it used to be for boys only! The first Boys Club sprang up in Connecticut, after a group of women noticed how young boys from needy families would hang out on the steets after school cuz they didn't have anywhere else to go. So the club was created to provide them with a safe place to play. The idea spread across the country and more clubs were formed. In response to a growing need, the Boys Clubs began to serve girls and changed its name to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 1984. There are now similiar organizations in Canada, Australia, Germany and many other countries around the world.

Boys & Girls Clubs - After-School Programs

From arts and sports to career exploration and leadership skills, Boys and Girls Clubs offer a variety of programs that are both safe and fun. The clubs also offer camps and outdoor adventure programs during holidays and summer vacations! Since 3-6PM is the time of day when children are usually unsupervised, Boys & Girls Clubs run their programs after school, and on weeknights and weekends.

Boys & Girls Clubs - Did U Know?

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America has about 3,700 clubs and serves more than 4.4 million youth.
  • 47% of club members come from single-parent households, and 66% are from minority families.
  • Find out how you can join one of the fun programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of America!
  • Related Stories:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Doing Your Part for UNICEF
  • More Great Places to Volunteer!
  • readers voted!

    Comments

    K3nzi

    K3nzi wrote:

    DO YOU HAVE FUN Frown
    commented: Sat Dec 03, 2011

    there are 1 more comments

    Please login or register to add comments


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like it!

    latest videos

    F1132945424171

    Would You Join Boys & Girls Clubs?

    • Yeah, I'd like to join in on the fun!
    • Maybe I'll check it out with some friends.
    • No, but only cuz I'm too busy with other clubs.
    • No, I'm not interested.

    related stories

    Dear Dish-It in the forums

    AquaBubblez
    "1Dfangirl28" wrote:I love my sister but she is sooooo annoying. She is really mean to me sometimes and when we fight I am the one who gets in trouble. She is 15 so she is older than me and thinks she is the boss of me and sometimes she pulls my hair or hits me. Does anyone else have annoying siblings? Well I am the same as well. Just ingore her and when she is mean to you don't fight back go tell your mum or dad. 
    reply about 3 hours
    ows_ali123
    ows_ali123 posted in Style:
    pant, shirt nd jacket
    reply about 7 hours
    illeanaz
    illeanaz posted in Style:
    white top with 'I LOVE VINTAGE STYLE' written across and blue skinnies
    reply about 8 hours
    arthi
    arthi posted in Friends:
    "Kirsteeeeen" wrote:I can't say I dislike or hate anyone at school.Everyone is different and I try not to judge anyone I encounter that I don't get along with. You never really know how they feel or why they act the way they do. I am totally with Kirsten and just like her there is no one that I particularly hate or anything and f they do something that you hate there may be a reason behind it and we can't judge them on that :3
    reply about 8 hours
    Emilymuffin
    Emilymuffin posted in Style:
    Embrace it! You could be a model
    reply about 15 hours

    play online games

    Goodgameempire-thumb

    Goodgame Empire is a great strategy title by Goodgame Studios. Build your own ca...

    Dragon-dash-thumb-image

    Your dragon must return to guard the treasure! Help it gather lost coins and avo...

    Blobthrower-thumb

    Shoot blobs with different properties to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be r...

    Candy-cash-thumb

    Candy's got her candies into a terrible mess, can you help her to sort them out?

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    _thumb_100x100

    Bloons 2 is here! A worthy and awesome sequel at last to our original Bloons gam...

    Frostbox_100x100

    Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...

    Plinga-pet

    Join the pet-pampering party with your own customized critter!