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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!
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