WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE HARRISBURG
Through your support, The Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg provide our kids and teens a safe place to develop essential skills, enhance academic knowledge, make lasting connections and have fun daily.
WHAT I DID TODAY!
Power Hour is a great opportunity for kids and teens to get their homework completed in a quiet place with support from trained, caring staff at a Boys & Girls Club. We are committed to making sure they are focused.
OUR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Boys & Girls Clubs of America believes all kids deserve the same opportunities to succeed in life. From after-school homework help using our Power Hour program, to Diplomas 2 Degrees, we have it all.
GET INVOLVED WITH BGCHBG
Volunteering at a Boys & Girls Club is a great way to help teach young people valuable life lessons and learn something about yourself in return. Whether its helping with homework, coaching a game, and more.
PROGRAMS THAT MATTER
The Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg offers programs and services that promote and enhance the development of our boys and girls.
Power Hour is a great opportunity for kids and teens to get their homework completed in a quiet place with support from trained, caring staff at a Boys & Girls Club. We are committed to focusing on academics.
Triple Play is a comprehensive health and wellness program. It strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing daily physical activity and teaching them about good nutrition and healthy relationships.
diplomas2Degrees is a college readiness program for ages 13+ providing services to guide Club members working toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.
Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. This is a powerful vehicle helping Club staff meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents.
WHO WE ARE
The Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg was founded as a part-time venture in 1939 at St. Paul's Methodist Church in Harrisburg, initially serving 75 boys. In 1943, under the direction of Robert Clemments, the Club's first professional director, the Club began its full-time operation in a one-room building at its present site on Berryhill Street, serving 200 boys. The same year the Club acquired 3.5 acres of land adjacent to the original building.
The Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg values of trust, mentorship, caring, teamwork, and safety and we know that making a difference begins at the community level.
Before moving to Harrisburg, I knew absolutely nothing about the Boys & Girls club organization or what it was. Becoming a member at age 16 and also in trouble all the time, to where I was question if I was able to attend, I was brought to the club and was given the opportunity to encounter new people and challenges, and learn things about my self that I never knew before. I was also presented the opportunity to have employment there to where I mentored, learned basic work habits, and even learned interesting stuff within my self that I improved and that made me a better person. To this day, I thank three main people who I can say has been there and supported me through the negative and positive times in my life since associated with the Boys & Girls Club.
I want to give a big shout out to Mr. David Smith, Mrs. Yvonne Hollins and Mr. Mark Hawthorne for being there and supporting me down my journey I took and have more to take.
Talk about a diamond in the rough; besides the baseball field - which is world-(series') class - watch for the brilliance from youth arising from exposure to this gem as they're cut from a sphere to influence neighbors and bring a sparkle to an area in which to mount a revival!
Kudos to the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg helping shape the children, for the best exposure, and who will likely be the future leaders of Harrisburg!
We volunteered here for the United Way Day of Caring on September 8, 2017. What a wonderful place for children to be! The staff is so caring and kind. It was a pleasure getting to meet them and help out that day with cleaning and weeding and the lunch they served was delicious! Thank you BAGC!
The boys and girls club is an organization that has been around a very long time and it has been a positive influence for many of our young people.
A good outlet for kids. Gives them the attention they need and something to do.