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Every child deserves a great future. Yet America’s kids are in crisis. Consider these alarming facts: the U.S. ranks 22nd in high school completion among 28 countries; three out of 10 kids are obese or overweight; and one in five youth lives in poverty. An essential component to transform kids’ lives is out-of school time. Every day in our country, 1 out of 4 kids leave school with no place to go, putting them at risk of being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe.

For every hour a child spends in school, they spend two hours out of school. The way a child spends the hours after school and during the summer can significantly impact the path they take.

Boys & Girls Club of the Capital City has been serving the Jefferson City community with after school and summer programs for 20 years. During that time, we’ve seen the positive impact that occurs when young people have access to a safe place with caring adult mentors and enriching programs during out-of-school time. We want today’s generation to be successful in school and in adulthood, to be healthy and active, and to develop strong character skills they need to become future leaders for our country.

Boys & Girls Club reaches kids most in need with outcome-driven programs designed to increase their performance in areas of education, health and character development. Research shows that when kids attend the Club more frequently, the impact grows, so Boys & Girls Club creates a fun and engaging environment that keeps kids coming back.

When we open our doors, we transform lives. 

Walk through the doors of the Boys & Girls Club and here’s what you’ll find . . . youth engaged in the following programs and activities:

  • Power Hour – A comprehensive, incentive based homework help and tutoring program
  • Passport to Manhood –Funded by the Department of Social Services, this program teaches at-risk boys how to become productive men. It is facilitated exclusively by male community leaders and targets boys who lack male role models
  • SmartGirls – Helps young women and girls navigate the challenges of adolescence. This program is provided in partnership with the Central Missouri Women’s Connection (CMWC), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and is funded by Unilever.
  • SmartMoves & MethSmart – Drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention program funded by the Department of Mental Health
  • Garden ‘N Grow – Gardening program provided in partnership with Master Gardeners and Hy-Vee
  • Boys Scouts – Boys & Girls Club hosts Cub Scout Pack 72
  • Gang Prevention through Targeted Outreach – Works to identify teenage members within the community currently in or susceptible to gang activities. This program is provided in partnership with the Public Schools, Police Department and is funded by United Way.