• Professional

    We 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.
  • Dedicated

    For more than 100 years, child protection and safety have been the bedrock principles of our work. We are committed to providing our club’s youth with safe havens staffed by caring adult mentors who have the best interests of children at hear t.
  • Positive Environment

    We support and strive for a positive learning environment for children and teens to learn and grow.
  • Kids Come First

    The Boys and Girls Cloub of Columbia believes that your kids need the best support. That's why we only empower the most prepared and knowledgable in our club.

    Monday – Friday, 8am-8pm

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Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.

Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

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Four key characteristics define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club.

Dedicated Youth Facility - The Boys & Girls Club is a place — an actual neighborhood-based building — designed solely for youth programs and activities.

Open Daily - The Club is open every day, after school, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.

Professional Staff - Every Club has full-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.

Available/Affordable to All Youth - Clubs reach out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to, other community programs. Dues are only $20 per semester per child and only $25 per week per child in the summer.

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The “education equation” is more than schools and parents. A crucial factor is the local community organization, which bridges the gap between academia and home.

Youth-serving organizations, such as Boys & Girls Clubs, often serve as partners to both teachers and parents by providing programs and resources to bolster schoolwork.

Every day, Clubs provide a wealth of programs and activities to prepare young people for real-world successes. By focusing on academics, health and fitness, and leadership and service, the children Clubs serve will be better prepared to graduate high school and thrive as adults, contributing to their communities and to their nation.

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