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

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford’s doors are open from 3pm to 9pm, Monday through Friday. Our Clubs give kids 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.

 

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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 kids and teens to reach their full potential. Our programs span six areas that focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles and good citizenship.

 

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. See Education & STEM programs.

Health & Wellness

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

Leadership & Service

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.

The Arts

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

College & Career

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 College & Career programs.

 

For membership registration information, please contact us at 860-724-0700 or download and print our fillable registration form.

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The Makerspace powered by Infosys Foundation USA participated in a contest with BGCA, combining art with STEM - the Fine Arts/Makerspace interdisciplinary project.

our members created their own tiles. Together they created a laser etched community arts project over the course of several weeks.

Working with members of the Asylum Hill Club, all ages, from the Early Learning Center up to staff members. Each participant designed their own translucent tile using either a computer design program or markers and paper to represent themselves in a positive light.

We hope you enjoy these creations as much as we do! We love the creativity and talent of our members and are happy to be able to share it with the community.
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Thank you Antonio Texidor from @prattandwhitney for creating a STEM Engineering activity for our members. With the help of our STEM Coordinates, Build a Bridge Challenge came to life! and the results are amazing!

The UniteCT Program will provide rental and utility payment assistance to qualified Connecticut households financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are struggling there is help.