Whatever It Takes to Build Great Futures

Boys & Girls Clubs play an essential role for kids, families and communities, partnering with schools to keep young people on track academically, providing positive mentoring, impact programs, meals and services, and most importantly fun. Our trained professionals are there to offer homework help, expose kids to new opportunities and experiences, create a sense of belonging and so much more. Discover what happens inside a Boys & Girls Club.

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Boys & Girls Clubs make a difference and are a sound investment. Every dollar invested in Boys & Girls Clubs provides nearly $10 in benefits to the local community.

Kids and teens need Boys & Girls Clubs like never before:

Kids spend 80% of their time out of school. Everyday 11.3 million kids and teens leave school with no place to go, putting them at risk for being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe.

Research shows that out-of-school time programs work. Kids and teens who attend after-school and summer programs have better attendance, improved behavior, higher grades and test scores.

Afterschool programs like Boys & Girls Clubs are proven to provide the academic support and enrichment needed to combat learning loss and academic disruption.

The average cost of school supplies is $488 per child, putting a burden on many struggling families. Students who don’t begin the school year prepared can fall behind quickly.

For more than 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have been leaders in youth development during out-of-school time.

Every year, 4,738 Clubs nationwide provide over 4.6 million kids a safe place for younger children to play, grow and learn, while providing teens their own space to explore their individual voice and the activities that inspire their dreams and passions.

Kids deserve better than normal when normal means hungry, behind in school, and at a disadvantage in life.

More than 11 million children in the United States live in food-insecure households. 1 in 6 children may not have consistent access to consistent food and may be unsure of where their next meal will come from.

Boys & Girls Clubs want to ensure all kids and teens have access to the necessary supplies and a supportive afterschool learning environment to succeed in school and achieve a great future.