Boys and Girls Club of America

By Joel Comm September 29, 1997 38 Comments   

There is an organization that has been around for many, many years that has been a positive influence on more children than you can shake a stick at. My children have belonged to it, and my youngest daughter loves to go there after school and hang out with her friends. I am talking about an icon of American culture, the Boys and Girls Club of America.

At this site, information can be found about the BGCA, and it’s origins. It is possible to visit web sites from all over the country that have been created by the boys and girls themselves, as well as links to several clubs around the country. Hear and/or see a message from Denzel Washington telling about the value of the club. There is a listing of clubs and membership information.

In this day and age, a club like this is a very positive place for children of all ages to have the option of going to. Check out this site, and then check out the one closest to your home.

http://www.bgca.org/index1.html

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38 Comments to “Boys and Girls Club of America”
  1. Barbara Mason says:
    I am inquiring to start a boys and girls club in our area. There is a need for youth in our community to have a place to meet and stay out of the streets and mischief and this would be a great opportunity to do something for our part of town.
  2. Shelley Roebuck says:
    Hello I live a new and upcoming community which there is a great need for youths facility. I would like more information on how to get a non-profit organization started like the Boys & Girls club. Because I grew up in the Boys & Girls club I truly believe all children should have the experience of a community connection such as the Boys & Girls club. Thank you
  3. Geanette Wilson says:
    I am Director of IMPACK (Interested Motivated People Assisting Community Kids) which is a 501(c)3 organization. IMPACK's mission is to provide programs that will enhance the lives of at-risk youth. The need is great. We have a Summer Day Camp and an After School tutoring program. I am interested in getting information on how to start a Boys and Girls Club in my community. I would be very apprecitive for your help. Thanks,
  4. ondicho charles nyandiri says:
    there were somo books sent to me last here from ALL NATIONS GOSPEL PUBLISHERS late last year weighing 5kgs but i have not yet received them.make a follow up please.best way to reach me is through the email or phone [phone number removed].
  5. Julio says:
    To those looking to start a club in their area, just look here http://www.bgca.org/whoweare/start.asp Im a part time staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich so I just wish to all of you who are trying to start a club, good luck and hope it all works out
  6. Mike Russell says:
    Lookiong for imfo on starting a club in my home town ..... Can you point me in the right direction?
  7. CYNTHIA THOMAS says:
    WANT TO START A BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING ONE STARTING.
  8. April Rose says:
    How does a community start a boys and girls club?
  9. Debra Jackson says:
    I live in a small community where children have nothing to do but hang on the corner. Please send me information on how to start a boys and girls club.
  10. AnnettePrice says:
    I would like to know about raising money for the boys and girls club in North Mississippi.
  11. I am a senior in college. I live in a small town where the children have nothing to do but hang in the streets. There is a Boys and Girls Club in Clarksdale which is about 20 minutes from where I stay but the children in my community have no way of getting there. So could someone please help me make a better life for the children in my community by sending me information on how to get a Boys and Girls club started in my community.
  12. kirista rockett says:
    I interested in obtaining information on the process of starting a boys and girls club. Our community needs one for our children ASAP.
  13. Danielle Piquet says:
    Please send me information regarding the process of possibly setting up a BGCA in my community.
  14. Ramiro Guillen says:
    I am trying to start a boy's and girl's in Roma, Texas. Local business people and our city officials are in favor of it and I will do whatever it takes to start it. We need to built character amoungst our youth and keep them away from bad influences and drugs. Please help!
  15. Carol says:
    Yes, I too am interested in starting a boys and girls club in my community. Please send me some information that will enable me to get this project off and running soon.
  16. Taran says:
    Same question as all the other postings. I am also searching for information about the franchise, how the franchise can help you start a Boys & Girls Club. If there is information on this, I would really appreciate it if you sent it my way. thanks a lot,
  17. Gary says:
    Have any of you received any information? I would like information on how to start a Boys and Girls Club in my community. There is an great need to give children and teens something to do to help keep them out of trouble. I grew up in a boys club, where I hung out during the summer playing sports and many other activities. All at no cost to a low income Family. The YMCA was once affordable. They are way out of reach for low and some mid income families. I would like to cater to these families so their children can join in the activities offered by a boys and girls club. Please respond as soon as possible. Thanks
  18. Jenny says:
    I too am interested in obtainng the information needed to start a boys and girls club in Cheney, Wa. Please let me know. Thank you!
  19. sarah atwood says:
    I am interested in starting a boys and girls club in my communitee... I need info on what I need to do to get started. Look forward to hearing from you.
  20. Avril says:
    Hi I would like information on how to start a boys and girls club in my local neighborhood. Thank you
  21. Zella Markey says:
    I would like information on how to start a Boys and Girls Club in my community. There is an urgent need to change lives in our community. Please respond as soon as possible. Thanks
  22. kim bowles says:
    i trying to locate the ph# to the main branch in danville, ill....you can ctc me at my email address....:-] thxs
  23. aisa says:
    im from a smalll vommunity .we really could use a boys and girls club .our children have no positve structure for enjoyment.they need a place where they could be safe. please give me any information on how i may start one
  24. DE'SHANNON ADAMS says:
    PLEASE CONTACT ME ABOUT STARTING A MUCH NEEDED BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB IN MY AREA, I WILL ALSO LIKE TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE. THANKS, DE'SHANNON JACKSON,MS
  25. Derek says:
    I would like information on how to start a boys and girls club in my area. Any information you can give will be great thanks.
  26. Jennifer says:
    I am currently taking a course on Psychoogy at a community college in Kentucky. If possible, I would like some info for an assignment. I would like to info on how to start up a boys and girls club in my area. (Jackson - Hazard) and info. on funding, etc. Thank you. --Jennifer
  27. Eddrena Surles says:
    Hi, I am a junior in college. I have been working with the Boys and Girls Club in Wake County for four years. I am doing a project on possible problems that are concerns in certain organizations. From reading the comments above I can see that a large issue with the Boys and Girls Club is that there are not enough organization locations. I would like to know what would have to be done to help the people who want to start one in their community do so. I would also like to know what would be a good field to major in if i am interested in starting another Boys and Girls Club in my community that I feel really needs it. Thanks in advance, Eddrena.
  28. Sarah says:
    Hi, I�m in high school still and I�m working on what I want to do when I finish school. In my town I think we need a place like Boys and Girls Club that I can start here. I just need to know how many years I need of college to keep a good footing on this. I have a big heart and always wanted to start something to help kids. We have the YMCA but I think we need something more then that. In Smithton I went to Boys and Girls Club and loved it. If you could send me any information on what I should do to start this please do, I would really appreciate it. God Bless you all. Sarah
  29. Elaine D. Henley says:
    I would like information on getting a girls and boys club started in my community.
  30. Brenda says:
    I am also looking for grant information and/or requirements for beginning a boys & girls club in Montezuma, GA. I am currently working with the local state mental health program and work with many children who would benefit from this program. Any information would be a great help. Thanks in advance. Brenda
  31. michelle says:
    I am looking into starting a boys and girls club in my neighborhood. what type of info do i need to get started. any info would be appreciated
  32. Linda Bradley says:
    Hi, I would like some information on how to start a boys and girls club. So if you can give me some information that would be great..because I am very interested in starting one in the town of south carolina (Allendale).. Thank you, Linda Bradley
  33. linda means says:
    I would like information on how to start a boys and girls club in my neighborhood Thank you, Linda Means
  34. Anthony says:
    I am interested in starting a Boys and Girls Club in my area. If you have any information that would be of any help to me getting started I would greatly appreciate it.
  35. Kami says:
    I am very interested in starting a boys and girls club in my area. I would also like to have a day care attached to this club. I would appreciate any help or information you could give me. For starters I need to know what I need to get the ball rolling. Thanks, Kami
  36. cooda dobin says:
    i am interesting in starting a boys and girls club in my town also because i feel it is very much needed how do i get it started. already working on the grants but need additional info..
  37. judie says:
    I am very interrested in starting a troubled youth program at a near by community center can you help me get started.
  38. Monica says:
    I would like some information on how to start a boys & girls club in my neighborhood.

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