Our Programs Enable Kids to Realize Their Potential.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford achieves measurable and sustained impact by focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles, good character and citizenship.
Character and Leadership
Our Character and Leadership programs build leadership with self, others and the community. Inspiring members and giving them the confidence to make meaningful change in their communities. Our Character and Leadership programs help our young people become responsible, caring citizens and build skills that encourage participation in the democratic process.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our Youth for Unity program consists of a comprehensive, broad-based set of activities and conversation starters for youth ages 6-18 years. It helps members appreciate themselves as unique and special individuals; understand our society's diversity; recognize bias and unfairness, and take personal leadership in confronting bias.
Education & STEM
Our Education & STEM programs complement and reinforce what youth learn within school. Programs within this area enable youth to be effective, engaged learners who are on track to graduate. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford's Education & STEM programs prepare kids for academic success in school and in life.
Health & Wellness
Our Health & Wellness programs provide opportunities for kids and teens to enhance relationships with themselves and others, regulate emotions and solve problems. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford's Health & Wellness programs provide opportunities for kids and teens to enhance relationships with themselves and others, regulate emotions and solve problems.
Sports & Recreation
Our Sports & Recreation programs promote healthy development. Members engage in a variety of physical activities that build positive relationships with peers and encourage healthy habits. The Boys & Girls Clubs Sports & Recreation programs help develop physical fitness, reduce stress and promote a positive use of leisure time, appreciation for the environment and interpersonal skills.
STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math
We are committed to closing the opportunity gap in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) with innovative and creative programs, activity ideas and resources for Clubs and the youth we serve. Our learning environments provide unique opportunities to advance STEAM knowledge and interest in STEAM-related careers.
Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.