About Boys & Girls Club of New Haven

Every New Haven kid is special. At Boys & Girls Club of New Haven we provide caring mentors and a safe place to help them reach their full potential. Innovative, quality programs that are not only fun but also support youth to excel in school and lead healthy, productive lives. We do whatever it takes to ensure all New Haven kids have a great future. 

Located in the heart of the Hill neighborhood, our Clubhouse is a second home to local children and teens. Generations of New Haven families have counted on us to inspire their kids to be the very best they can be.

We're known for our fun summer camp, safe after school programs, and great sports. But we're so much more. We build the character of every child who walks through our doors. New Haven children and teens benefit from our professional caring staff who are using the proven award-winning approach to youth development of the Boys & Girls Club of America.

Our Impact

  • Nearly 1,200 kids served (18/19 school year) via afterschool, summer, and sports programs
  • 98% our our members feel there is an adult at the Club who always wants them to do their best
  • 91% of our members feel they are on track to graduate high school
  • 93% of our members say there is at least one staff member who pays attention to what is going on in their lives.

Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • 54 spots available for our 10-week Learning Hub PLUS Afterschool Program (starting September 9), for New Haven Public School students
  • 50 New Haven youth enjoyed a safe, fun, and socially-distanced summer camp where 3,000 meals were served
  • Distributed $20,000 worth of gift cards to nearly 100 Club families who struggle to meet basic needs, thanks to the generosity of Yale University and the partnership of United Way of Greater New Haven
  • 300 Wellness check-in calls to Club families in March 2020 when Club doors were closed due to the pandemic