At the Boys & Girls Club of Newark, our mission is to enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee mobilizes corporate partners Prudential, PSE&G, Horizon Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson in support of transforming BGCN into a 21st-century Clubhouse.
Free and accessible pediatric dental care is available to all BGCN members at our new state-of-the-art Children’s Dental Center – right in our Clubhouse!
Did You Know…
70% of African-American children do not know how to swim? - Participation in formal swim programs, like those offered at BGCN, can reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%.
From 2008 to 2012, the number of licensed child care centers in Newark dropped by 9%? - BGCN offers a fun, enriching and affordable place for kids 3 – 9 p.m. every day after school; 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. during the summer.
Low-income students lose on average up to 3 months in reading achievement every summer? - BGCN’s BRAIN GAIN program strategically targets summer learning loss, keeping our kids ahead of the academic curve.
3 out of 10 kids in America won’t graduate from high school on time? - 90% of Boys & Girls Club alumni report that they earned a high school diploma or the equivalent.