About BGCC

The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton enables and inspires all young people, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The Club offers young people what they need and want most: adults who respect and listen to them, a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves, and interesting constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits. A youth development strategy that fosters a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness and influence underlies all Boys & Girls Club programs and builds self-confidence and self-esteem.

The Boys Club of Clifton, formed in 1947, and the Girls Club, formed in 1965, consolidated in 1986 to form a single unit, the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton, Inc. and for more than 76 years has been in the forefront of youth development. The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton is dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to our high quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.

BGCC Today

The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations and Boys & Girls Clubs of America working to support youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Our staff and volunteers deliver a broad range of programs in five core program areas: Education and Career Development, Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

Today, more than 5200 (more than 1025 on a daily basis) boys & girls from Clifton and the surrounding communities participate in positive programs and activities in a safe, welcoming space.

The following services are provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton:

  • Pre-school enrichment program for children 2 1/2 to 5
  • After school enrichment program for Kindergarten children, ages 5 & 6
  • After school enrichment program for Grades 1-5
  • After school enrichment program for middle school children
  • Leadership and community service programs for ages 13 to 18
  • Summer Program for all ages
  • Swimming and other sports programs

Programs include a wide variety of educational, social, and recreational activities, including life skills development and substance abuse and violence abuse prevention programs; health and fitness programs; literacy activities, including a library, tutoring, and homework help; workshops on computers; fine arts/theater arts and music; swimming; soccer; basketball and other sports. Leadership clubs for teens emphasize leadership training, prevention of substance abuse, and community service. In addition, the Club serves as a meeting place for many senior and non-profit organizations.

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