Boys and Girls Club Day celebrates the invaluable Boy's Clubs and Girl's Clubs around the country. There are clubs all over America providing safe recreational activities for our youth. They teach values and citizenship. They help to keep kids out of trouble and off of the street.
Today is a day to recognize the importance of these groups for our children and to the community. With more and more parents at work, and broken families, these groups take on added importance.
You can celebrate Boys Club and Girl's Club Day in a variety of ways:
- Learn about your local Boy's and Girl's clubs
- Encourage your children to join them
- As parents and adults, volunteer your time
- Make a donation
- If there is no club in your area, play a role in starting one.
This holiday celebrates Boys & Girls Clubs of America, an organization that aims to "enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens." The first Boys' Club was started in 1860, and since then has grown to employ 50,000 people. Denzel Washington, who was once a club member, is now the organization's spokesperson. So if you care about kids, or Denzel Washington, take today to find out how you can support your local Boys & Girls Club.
Formed in 1906, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (B&GCA) serves more than 4.8 million youth in more than 4,300 club locations. B&GCA works to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. B&GCA has a lineup of tested and proven nationally recognized programs that address today's most pressing youth issues, teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life. National programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, alcohol/drug and pregnancy prevention, gang prevention, leadership development and athletics.
Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring Hawaii's youth to become responsible citizens. BGCH currently operates 12 sites on Oahu and Kauai, where BGCH members can access a multitude of programs and services.
Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” BGCH's clubhouses and outreach sites provide guidance-oriented character development programs six days a week for children 7-17 years old. Key programs emphasize character and leadership development; education, technology and career development; health and life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness and recreation. Annual membership is $1.
BGCH is a subsidiary of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and has been operating in Hawaii since 1976. The organization touches the lives of nearly 4,800 members and provides services to an additional 5,000 youths each year, many from disadvantaged circumstances.
To support Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, please visit: http://www.bgch.com/