Our Mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.


Core Beliefs

A Boys & Girls Club Provides:

A safe place to learn and grow...

Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...

Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...

Hope and opportunity.




About Us

The Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City was founded December 7, 1995, by a group of concerned parents and business/community individuals as an independent, not for-profit agency. The land and building (formerly a gas station) were donated December 1996 by Bill Wallis of Wallis Oil Company. The Club was elected to full membership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America December 31, 1999. The original building and new addition was completed and fully operational by September 2003. It houses an art room, music room, two multi- purpose rooms, a computer lab, meeting room, staff offices, a commercial kitchen, and reception area. In May 2004, the Club was accepted as a United Way, full member agency.

Boys & Girls Club recently opened “The Club Teen Center” at 1306 Edmonds Street.  This drop-in teen center is open to any middle or high school student in Jefferson City after school.  The Teen Center is available M-F, 3 – 7 p.m.  Tutoring, gaming, recreation and hot dinner are available at no cost to any teen in the community.

The Club has a membership of close to 400 boys and girls. It is open weekdays during the school year from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Dinner is provided to Club members M-F. During the summer months, the Club is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Club operates three additional sites at South, East & Pioneer Trail schools which are open M-F until 6:00 p.m. The organization employees three full-time staff and 26 part-time staff. 

***New locations during our relocation and construction***

  • Mailing address: PO Box 105558 Jefferson City, MO 65110
  • Office: 925 E Atchison Jefferson City, MO 65101
  • Southwest Early Childhood Center, 812 St. Mary’s Blvd, Jefferson City, MO 65109 for students of Moreau Heights, Thorpe Gordon, West and Lawson Elementary Schools
  • East Elementary School 1229 McCarty Street Jefferson City, MO 65101
  • South Elementary School 707 Linden Drive Jefferson City, MO 65101
  • Pioneer Trail Elementary 301 Pioneer Trail Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109
  • The Teen Center remains at 1306 Edmonds Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109

Boys & Girls Club of the Capital City Board of Directors

James L. Vossen, President
Tim Sigmund, Vice President
Tom Sadowski, Treasurer
Janel Luck, Secretary
Dr. Pat Wright-Tatum, Past President
Andrea Howerton
Adrian Hendricks, II
Ivan Turner
Gaye Suggett
Ernest Wilson
Jake Vogel
David Luther
Chuck Walker
Collier Nichols
Debra Kaiser
Dr. Jerome Offord
Denise Pierce
Terri Leifeste
Louise Hune