• Phone: 508-754-2686
  • Fax: 508-754-7635
  • Email: info@bgcworcester.org

Support Our Club

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 11,000 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.

Here’s how you can BE a part of making a difference:

Welcome YouthConnect Members and Parents

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As a member you have access to our state of the art pool  where swim lessons are offered daily, a music studio if you want to learn to play the drums, keyboard and/or guitar or if you’re just interested in recording a track. We offer a boxing program for ages 8-18 with the opportunity to train and become a licensed boxer. Other programming offered daily is homework help, social recreation through the games room, health and fitness with activities in basketball (traveling and in-house) and flag football leagues for girls and boys, as well as gender specific leagues, and outside court activities (whether permitting.) We also have a teen room which serves as a hang out space for ages 14 to 18 years old. If you are interested in introductory dance classes we also provide that which is run by our Director and Assistant Director of our very own In Da Zone dance team with assistance from our IDZ dancers.

We offer Job readiness programs that prepare youth who are eligible to work with skills such as resume writing, mock interviewing, volunteer services and so much more. Our leadership programs are offered through age specific programming. These Hands, Torch clubs and Keystone are programs that focus on academics, volunteerism and prompting positive attributes for our young members.

There’s so much to get involved in. All you have to do is ask “how do I become a member.

Hours of Operation for YouthConnect:

Monday– Friday

Ages 11-13: 2-6pm

Ages 14-15: 2-8pm

*See special offers for orientation info

Our Mission

iStock_000020611973SmallOur 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.

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Our Core Beliefs

  • 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.

Program Connector

Joanne Fowling
jfowling@bgcworcester.org
(w) 508-754-2686 x 110

An annual registration fee of $25.00 is required and ensures participants the same rights, privileges and responsibilities as our other members.

BE a Donor

Great Futures Start Here

Running and maintaining four Clubhouses, employing a skilled staff, and being able to provide numerous programs and services to over 4,000 members is no easy task, and we certainly can’t do it alone.  It requires a great deal of support from the community in the form of grants, donations and in-kind giving.  It’s only with support from people like you, that we continue to change kids’ lives and make an impact on our community.  There are many ways for individuals and businesses to contribute.  No matter what your budget is or how often you’d like to give, we have a program that will work for you.  Check out a listing of different ways you or your organization can make a contribution to our Club and a difference in our kids’ lives.