Boys & Girls Club Of South Puget Sound

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The Boys and Girls Club Movement began in the United States during the Civil War. Its inception is traced to Hartford, Connecticut with the formation of the Dashaway Club to serve needy boys in the community. Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 when several women, believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, organized the first Club. A cause was born. The idea spread to other areas of the country and more Clubs were formed. The first Club to use “Boys Club” in its official title was the Boys Club of New York in 1876. At this time, the Clubs served only boys.
 
In response to a growing need, the Boys Clubs began to also serve girls. In 1990, the national organization officially changed its name to Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Today there are over 4,000 Clubs in the United States serving over 4,000,000 members. There are similar organizations in Germany, Australia, Canada, and many other countries around the world. 

Mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Boys & Girls Clubs programs have taken members from the Clubhouse to the White House; from the games room to the corporate boardroom; from the high school orchestra to Carnegie Hall.

Community Impact

Great Futures, Start Here. 

Check our our Club Programs in the South Puget Sound. 

  • Arts Programs
  • Health and Life Skills
  • Sports, Fitness, and Recreation
  • Education and Career Development
  • Technology

 

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Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound
3875 South 66TH St Suite 101
Tacoma, WA, 98409
Phone: (253) 572-8440
[email protected]
www.bgcsps.org

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