GRANTEE: Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, Inc.

From its humble beginnings, Boys & Girls Clubs has grown to become the largest youth organization in America, serving more than 4.2 million young people in over 4,000 clubs nationwide.

BGCH actively seeks to enrich the lives of girls and boys who other agencies have trouble reaching, by focusing its efforts on three impact areas: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. It is dedicated to ensuring that all its community’s children and teens  have access to the Club’s quality programs and services to enhance their lives and positively shape their futures.

Today, more than 8,000 young people at risk and in need are taking advantage of the programs, activities, and services provided by BGCH. Its vision is to provide a world class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through its 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. Each day at its sites across the Hartford community, BGCH works to achieve its mission to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.