WHO ARE WE?

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BE Great.  BE a SUPPORTER.

You’ve heard the saying “It Just Takes One.”  Well, it’s true. It does just take one…one person, one donation, one gift, one act of kindness. Since 1889, the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester has been a source of hope and opportunity to countless children in our city thanks to the support of people and organizations like you. We are currently the largest youth development agency in Central Massachusetts, serving over 6,000 youth annually. The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester is an investment you can believe in, and whether you choose to BE a volunteer, a supporter or a donor, your investment is one that will never lose value and will truly make a difference in the lives of our children.

OUR MISSION & VISION

Our Mission is to help youth, especially those who need us most, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and community leaders, through caring professional staff who forge relationships with our youth members and influence their ability to succeed in life.

We believe in hope and opportunity for all young people, especially those who need us most.
We believe in the importance of fun in the lives of children and their right to a happy, joyful childhood.
We believe in the transformational power of ongoing relationships with caring adults.
We believe in our kids can BE GREAT, with encouragement and high expectations!
We believe that service rewards both those who give and those who receive.

  • Donate
  • Event Support
  • Foundation For the Future
  • Planned Giving (The Heritage Club)
  • Scholarships
  • Volunteer

 

OUR PRIMARY FOCUSES

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HOW WE INVEST IN OUR GIRLS

The Outreach Program Case Managers work with the Worcester Police Gang Unit to reach out to youth ages 11-18 who are at risk of joining gangs and participating in violent activities. This includes youth who:

Live in an area with growing gang activity
Have family problems and/or family involvement in gangs
Have problems in school
Are substance abusers
Display “wanna-be” behavior
Are involved in the juvenile justice system
Display evidence of mental/physical abuse/neglect
Have a regular need for substantial amounts of money.
Case Managers in Main South and Great Brook Valley enroll these youth into programs that meet their interests, which allows us to build the relationships needed to convince them to join the programs that will meet their needs. The key is that they are connected to caring professionals who help them create structured use of their time.

In an effort to implement our mission of assisting kids, especially those who need us most, our Clubhouse extends to three different outreach sites; Plumley Village, Kid’s Club at Great Brook Valley, and Freedom Way Gym and Clubhouse at Great Brook Valley.

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The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester is a place where youth can gain leadership skills that make them more employable in the workforce and better prepared to apply to and succeed in college. Dedication to community service drives our leadership programs where youth actively engage in fundraising and strive to serve our Club and community.

To support our Leadership and Job Readiness program, as well as all the programs we offer at the Club, please make a secure online donation.

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The Boys & Girls Club believes that kids can BE GREAT, with encouragement and high expectations!  The Club’s Education Program is designed to support our member’s educational achievement from preschool through high school graduation, and inspire them to go further than they even knew possible.  Proven programming and skilled staff lay the foundation for our educational programs that ensure our kids can BE GREAT!

Programs

  • Learning Center – The Learning Center is the hub of academic support, and facilitates the educational programming available to members at the Club, ensuring that our kids have the space, resources and programming they need to achieve greater success.
  • Power Hour and AVID – Power Hour provides members with the support, resources and guidance necessary to complete their homework, and achieve academic success.
  • Related Sites – Resources that are used by our members are often times open to the community.  Many websites offer free online information and support that assist students in their quest for learning.

To support our Academic Success programs, as well as all of the programs we offer here at the Club, please make a secure online donation(link is external).

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The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester believes in the importance of fun in the lives of children and their right to a happy, joyful childhood. Athletic programming at the Club aims to develop fitness and overall health, skills for stress management, social skills, and life-long healthy habits. The Club offers instructional programs, seasonal sports leagues, traveling sports teams, swimming lessons, boxing, weight training, and a variety of special events and field trips.

To support our Healthy Habits program, as well as all the programs we offer here at the Club, please make a secure online donation.

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