Shaun White “Great Futures Start Here”

Clubs across the world know that great futures start within their walls. Boys & Girls Clubs have been molding and influencing youth since 1860. Read about some of these well-known alumni who were influenced by their hometown Boys & Girls Club. As a kid growing up in California, Shaun White knew he could always count […]

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Sara Delano Roosevelt “Great Futures Start Here”

Clubs across the world know that great futures start within their walls. Boys & Girls Clubs have been molding and influencing youth since 1860. Read about some of these well-known alumni who were influenced by their hometown Boys & Girls Club. A former Club member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Westchester, N.Y, […]

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Denzel Washington “Great Futures Start Here”

Clubs across the world know that great futures start within their walls. Boys & Girls Clubs have been molding and influencing youth since 1860. Read about some of these well-known alumni who were influenced by their hometown Boys & Girls Club. Growing up in Mount Vernon, N.Y., Denzel Washington had parents who were both busy […]

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Cuba Gooding Jr. “Great Futures Start Here”

Clubs across the world know that great futures start within their walls. Boys & Girls Clubs have been molding and influencing youth since 1860. Read about some of these well-known alumni who were influenced by their hometown Boys & Girls Club. Unlike many kids who come to Boys & Girls Clubs, Cuba Gooding Jr. was […]

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Great Futures Start Here

BGCA’s Great Futures Start Here PSA was directed by Ron Howard and features 21 notable Boys & Girls Club alumni including national co-spokespersons Denzel Washington and Jennifer Lopez, along with Ashanti, General Wesley Clark, Misty Copeland, John Paul DeJoria, Cuba Gooding Jr., Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mario Lopez, Ne-Yo, Edward James […]

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“Our History”

For more than 150 years, Clubs have been helping kids reach their full potential. Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Conn.:  Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. […]

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Guest Post from Laura… “The Drop Off”

The first minute of any of my daughter’s new activities – whether a pre-kinder program or another youth program – typically goes rather well. It’s the following minutes and seconds when everything falls apart… The days prior to launch are full of anticipation. Excitement. Eagerness. Curiosity. Five minutes into the first day is full of […]

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Capes are the perfect accessory. Be a hero today!

You will find that being a hero to kids is practical, fulfilling, and even fun. But, most of all, it will build the kind of relationship with children that will equip them to live fulfilled and abundant lives in a dangerous and hostile world. ~ Josh McDowell A common lament is that young people (like this […]

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The Pursuit of Happiness…

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth… Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it. ~John Templeton We hope you’ll join us at […]

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Waiting for Superman

We know your lives have returned to normal since your wonderful participation in the incredibly successful 2010 Shopping Tournament! YOU made a difference in the lives of hundreds of boys and girls in Fredericksburg with your generous support! Have you seen the recent movie Waiting for Superman yet? If ever there was a must-see movie […]

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