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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford Provides a Safe, Nurturing Place for Youth and Teens

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford’s doors are open from 3pm to 9pm, Monday through Friday. Our Clubs give youth and teens a safe space to learn, grow, exercise and contribute. We build self-esteem and teach healthy habits that can translate to greater success in life.


Exploring the digital world at our Southwest Club

We offer a variety of programs designed to guide Club members ages 3 to 18 on the path toward a successful future. Our programs inspire and challenge Club members, build self-esteem and enable youth and teens to realize their full potential. Our programs span six areas that focus on Academic Success, Health and Wellness, Character and Leadership, STEAM, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Workforce Readiness.


Academic Success

Our Education & STEM programs complement and reinforce what youth learn within the school. Programs within this area enable youth to be effective, engaged learners who are on track to graduate. See Academic Success programs.

Health and Wellness

Our Health & Wellness programs provide opportunities for youth to enhance relationships with themselves and others, regulate emotions and solve problems. See Health and Wellness programs.

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. See Sports & Recreation programs.

Character and Leadership

Our Leadership & Service programs build leadership with self, others and the community. Inspiring members and giving them the confidence to make meaningful change in their communities. See Leadership & Service programs.

STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math

Our Arts programs encourage imagination and self-expression—helping kids and teens understand, appreciate and embrace a variety of different art forms. See STEAM programs.

Workforce Readiness

Our College & Career programs provide our young members with support in developing a plan for the future while building the skills and knowledge needed to make their plan a reality. See Workforce Readiness programs.


For membership registration information, please click on the link below and follow the instructions for membership


Or call us at 860-929-7660 



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Last night we hosted Reality Store- Part of our Workforce Readiness pillar & Money Matters program. Our members envision their lifestyle in their 20's and play the game of life.
We would like to thank all of our volunteers from @espn @TDBank_US @UHC and our amazing team

Joseph Smith, Board member, and President/CEO of @smithbrosins stopped by the South End Club to talk about why supporting our Clubs and the community is important.