Our History

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford is the birthplace of the nationwide Boys & Girls Club movement.

The country’s first Club, the Dashaway Club, was founded in Hartford in 1860 when four women, Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin, Elizabeth Hammersley and Louisa Bushnell, believed that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive, healthy place to live and grow.

From its humble beginnings, Boys & Girls Clubs has grown to become the largest youth organization in America, serving more than 4.2 million young people in over 4,000 clubs nationwide.

Today, nearly 160 years later, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford still builds the values, character and and skills our youth need to succeed in in the 21st Century. We provide academic assistance, leadership development, access to technology and exposure to colleges and careers to build GREAT Futures.

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West Middle Community School, one of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford's school sites is hosting a Toy Drive.

Toys can be dropped off now through Friday December 18th at 44 Niles St Hartford CT.

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West Middle Community School, one of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford's school sites is hosting a Toy Drive. Toys can be dropped off through Friday Dec. 18th at 44 Niles St Hartford CT.
Help join in the spirit of giving.
@WestMiddleHPS

░▒▓█ Gιʋιɳɠ Tυҽʂԃαყ █▓▒░ Shopping for the holiday? Participate in our online auction - LEGO items or GIVE to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford - make a donation. When you donate - entered into drawing Stanley Black & Decker
https://one.bidpal.net/bgchgivtue2020/browse/all