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Boys & Girls Club of the Columbia Area

Who We Are

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.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow — all while having fun.  It is truly The Positive Place For Kids.

Why We’re Special

Four key characteristics define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club.  All are critical in exerting positive impact on the life of a child:

  • 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.