Boys & Girls Club of America

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.

Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow -- all while having fun. It is truly The Positive Place For Kids.

For more information, or to contact Boys & Girls Club of America, see their website at: www.bgca.org

» Recent News

The J.M. Smucker Company Announces Boys & Girls Clubs of America as Official Charity for Smucker's Stars On Ice
25 Sep 02 | Boys & Girls Clubs of America has been named as the official charity for Smucker's Stars on Ice, America's premier figure skating production. Tara is a headliner for Smucker's Stars on Ice and a national spokesperson for Boys & Girls Clubs of ...

Changing Generations to Come
01 Jun 02 | Boys & Girls Clubs of America officials also turned out, including President Roxanne Spillett, Chairman Arnold Burns and Sr. Vice President for Government Relations Robbie Callaway. The SuAnne Big Crow Boys & Girls Club originally opened in 1992.

Laura Bush Accepts Honorary Chairmanship for National Kidsday
28 May 02 | Boys & Girls Clubs of America and KidsPeace©, with the support of other leading youth services organizations, have established the first Sunday in August as National KidsDay. "We are honored to have Mrs. Bush serve as Honorary Chairperson of ...

NFL Star Wide Receiver Cris Carter Named National Spokesperson for Fitness Authority®
22 May 02 | National Football League (NFL) all-time great Cris Carter, who is renown for his commitment to physical fitness, has been named the National Spokesperson for FITNESS AUTHORITY, a youth fitness and nutrition program for kids launched by Boys & ...

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Continues Commitment to Indian Country Movement
29 Apr 02 | A recent update to the Web site focused on the substantial presence of Native American Clubs at Boys & Girls Clubs of America's (B&GCA) 96th Annual National Conference. - MAC Awards (best overall marketing and communications programs) were ...

Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Protect Children Using New ChoicePoint® VolunteerSelect
22 Apr 02 | Boys & Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA) announced it will make ChoicePoint VolunteerSelect, a Web-based background screening service, available to Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Boys & Girls Clubs in 25 cities participated in a pilot ...

HUD Grant Announced for Public Housing Clubs
08 Apr 02 | - Local, B&GCA-chartered Boys & Girls Club organizations are eligible to apply for pass-through funding under this grant. Any local housing entity interested in these funds should contact their local Boys & Girls Club organization for details.

Teen Leaders Discuss Challenges
22 Mar 02 | Sponsored by the Taco Bell FoundationTM, the Keystone Conference in Anaheim hosts teens from across the country to begin "Making Waves From Coast to Coast." The national conference is part of TEENSupreme©, a $15 million outreach initiative ...

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Join Forces with Renown Experts to Host National Symposium on Youth Gangs
01 Mar 02 | Boys & Girls Club of America (B&GCA) teams up with the Youth Gang Consortium and National Youth Gang Center to host the 2002 National Youth Gang Symposium in Orlando, Fla., June 10-13, 2002. Boys & Girls Club professionals, along with local law ...

Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association Launches Literacy Initiative
23 Feb 02 | Members of the Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association (HBSAAA) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA) today announced a new initiative to help combat childhood illiteracy. Most importantly it will encourage Boys & Girls ...

Boston Market® Frozen Meals and Larry Bird Link up to Raise Funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of America
06 Feb 02 | Boston Market® Frozen Meals is giving sports fans a chance to link up with a legend - Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Larry Bird - to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "Heinz and Boston Market Frozen Meals are proud to join Larry Bird's ...

JCPenney and Clubs Make the Grade
28 Jan 02 | A comprehensive educational strategy that looks to integrate learning into every program offered at a Boys & Girls Club, Project Learn helps youngsters find academic success, often for the first time. - The Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse, N.Y., ...

Boys & Girls Clubs Nationwide Collaborate with Local Schools to Meet Heightened Standards
28 Nov 01 | Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide are using fun after-school activities to help school districts ensure that all students meet challenging, new educational standards. To support these efforts, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA) recently published ...

U.S. Conference of Mayors Endorses National KidsDay
25 Jun 01 | Detroit (June 25, 2001) - The National KidsDay Alliance today announced that the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) passed a resolution endorsing National KidsDay, a day designated for adults to celebrate and honor children. National KidsDay is the...

Circuit City Funds $3M National Photography Program for Boys & Girls Clubs
18 Jun 01 | Richmond, Va. (June 18, 2001) -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the national organization overseeing more than 2,800 individual Clubs and serving more than 3.3 million members in the U.S. and abroad, announced today a new partnership with national...

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and JCPenney Launch Newsletter for Parents
01 Jun 01 | Newsletter Promotes Importance of After-School Learning. One answer to this taxing dilemma is a newsletter for parents published by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA) and JCPenney Afterschool.

America's Teen Leaders Gather in the Heart of America
26 Apr 01 | The national conference is part of TEENSupreme, a $15 million outreach initiative targeting teens at risk, sponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation and administered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "Taco Bell is extremely proud of its partnership ...

Crest and B&GCA Kick Off Partnership to Improve Oral Health in Underserved Communities
28 Feb 01 | Atlanta (February 28, 2001) -- Crest, a trusted leader in oral health, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America today announced the details of their three-year, $3 million partnership which will improve the oral health of more than 3.3 million Boys & ...

NetSmartz Workshop is Launched to Safeguard Children Online
21 Feb 01 | The NetSmartz Workshop, comprised of interactive, age-appropriate lessons and games, springs to life with original 3-D animated characters that Boys & Girls Club members helped develop. Thanks to Compaq, the NCMEC has created the Compaq/NetSmartz...

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Recieves United States Olympic Committee's Rings of Gold Award
25 Jan 01 | January 25, 2001 - ATLANTA - Boys & Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA) has been named the Rings of Gold 2001 Organization of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Boys & Girls Clubs of America's fitness and recreation programs help ...

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