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History

1954 - Boys Club founded
1959 - United Way funding started
1960 - Girls Club founded
1962 - Women's Auxiliary started
1964 - Gymnasium opened
1967 - Girls Clubhouse dedicated
1976 - Child development started
1976 - Physical Education honor award
1978 - Model Cities Project
1978 - Teen Center started
1980 - Environmental Award
1981 - Boys and Girls Clubs merged
1982 - Christmas Tree Lane started
1983 - Auction started
1983 - Milestone: 1,000 Members registered

1984 - Foundation started
1984 - National Photography Award
1985 - Kash For Kids started
1986 - Collaboration with Head Start
1987 - Adopted by Board of Realtors
1988 - National Marketing Awards
1989 - Tele-Pal Award
1990 - Boys & Girls Club of Your City founded
1990 - Child Care Center opened
1991 - Milestone: 2,000 Members registered
1992 - Outreach '91 Partner
1992 - New Branch opened
1992 - Golf Tournament debuts
1993 New Branch opened

1993 - Golden Rule award
1994 - Alumni Hall of Fame
1994 - 40th Anniversary
1995 - Sports Field dedicated
1996 - National Professional of the Year Award
1997 - Milestone: 3,000 Members registered
1997 - New Clubhouse opened
1997 - College Scholarships started
1997 - Critical Hours started
1998 - New Branch opened
1998 - Land donated
1998 - New Branch opened
1999 - Safe Havens Campaign started

Today

A recent program evaluation was undertaken by the Boys & Girls Clubs to gather detailed information about the strengths and weaknesses of various programs.

Some notable results are:

  • The average grades of those who participated in our tutoring program improved in every subject area during the 1997 academic year.
  • 95% of youth participating in computer classes demonstrated an increase in knowledge, and more than 50% used the Clubs' computers for homework assignments.
  • 90% of parents surveyed reported that the Clubs have helped keep their children off drugs.
  • 100% of members participating in our Gang Prevention Program were not involved in gang activity.

The Future

While our achievements are extensive, we are committed to continue aggressively expanding our services to reach more children. With the help of all the individuals, corporations, and foundations who share our beliefs in the potential of all girls and boys, regardless of their circumstances, we look to the future with great optimism.