The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield is committed to enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Imagine a place where who you are, where you're from or the circumstances that surround you don’t determine your access to experiences or opportunities. Boys & Girls Clubs are making that vision a reality — in our community and communities around the world.
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.
Big Changes in the Works!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield (BGCS) are celebrating the approval of federal funding for its newest location inside Fremont Elementary in Springfield.
On October 3rd, 2019, the BGCS team was notified they were the recipients of The 21st Century Grant. The $821,751 grant will provide funding for five-years for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield at Fremont Elementary. The Fremont Unit serves students in kindergarten through 5th grade, ages 6 and up.
“It is incredible what can happen when dedicated people come together for a common goal. I am so grateful to everyone who played a part in this accomplishment”, Brandy Harris, Chief Executive Officer for the BGCS said. “Club staff and community leaders worked really hard to make this happen and now, we can make Springfield a better place for more kids. It is a dream come true.”
Help Us Ensure Great Futures
BGCS has been a staple in the Springfield community for the past 81 years. Become a member of the Great Futures monthly giving program today and join a special group of committed donors that help children and teens build Great Futures. For as little as $10 a month, you can empower and inspire youth to build a better future for themselves in a safe space with caring and expert staff.
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.