The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield provide programs that guide and direct youth from all backgrounds, particularly those from at-risk environments. Through social, physical, and educational development activities, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield teach youth the values of life, strengthen their self-esteem, and make them better citizens of our community.
The Club offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas: The Arts, Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. Giving the youth of the community the proper tools they need to become successful students and citizens is an important part of our mission.
Sertoma Chili Cook-Off is an annual fundraising event founded by the Springfield Area Sertoma Clubs. The event began in 1981, and has become one of the biggest parties of the year in Springfield. Chili Cook-Off features dozens of area businesses serving a wide variety of chili recipes that attendees are able to sample and enjoy, as well as voting for their favorite booth. A number of live bands and activities are hosted throughout the day alongside the delicious food and drinks. When people hear about Chili Cook-Off coming up— they know it’s the party to attend!
Proceeds from the event go to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield, one of the many charities Sertoma Clubs have been proud to partner with and support. Eating chili, hanging out with friends and family, having fun… and it’s all for a good cause! February 22 & 23, 2019
Join the $19.38 campaign
BGCS just turned 80 years old! In honor of serving kids since 1938, we are looking for 80 donors to give $19.38 a month to commemorate our 80 years of changing lives!
$19.38 will provide:
4 Club members with healthy snacks for a week
2 Club members with art supplies for a month
Weekly tutoring sessions for a club member
Bus transportation for a Club member for a month
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield is very proud and humbled to have multiple award winning artists as a part of the program. From employees to everyday members, there is a lot of talent. For more information, click the respective artist’s image.