Boy's Club Day
Boy's Club Day celebrates the Boys & Girls Clubs of America on the anniversary of the founding of the Federated Boys' Clubs, a forerunner to the organization. The first "Boys Club" focused on character development and was started in 1860 by three women in Hartford, Connecticut. On May 19, 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to join together to form the Federated Boys' Clubs. It became Boys Clubs of America in 1931, and in 1990 it became Boys & Girls Clubs of America, recognizing the fact that girls were also a part of the organization.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is "to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens." The organization's vision is to "provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle." On Boy's Club Day we celebrate the Boys & Girls Clubs of America for their long history of commitment to our youth.
How to Observe Boy's Club Day
The following are some ways you could celebrate the day and the Boys & Girls Club of America:
- Encourage children to join.
- Help start a club in your area.
- Make a donation to the organization.