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.

BGCN’s Summer Enrichment Camp 2014

BGCN is offering 2 summer camp sessions for our families to choose from: 6-weeks of all-inclusive summer fun and 2-week specialty camps in 4 exciting interest areas.

diplomas 2 Degrees

diplomas 2 Degrees helps BGCN teens stay on track to graduate from high school, apply to college and transition successfully to higher education.

BGCN FREE Children’s Dental Center Now Open for Business

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!

Watch Us Transform

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.