Safe Places

Young people deserve a safe environment to learn and grow.

Safe Spaces Save Lives

Today’s kids are too often faced with threats to their stability and well-being. Neighborhood and community violence is proven to lead to social, emotional, and cognitive problems, and bullying both at school and online can have a negative impact on a young person’s state of mind. When kids don’t feel safe, they can’t learn, grow, or develop resiliency that will aid them throughout their lives. We create a refuge, a second home, and a safe space where young people have the freedom to focus on reaching their full potential.

Has the world ever felt less stable for kids? Neighborhood violence threatens them. Physical and verbal abuse darkens their days. Cyberspace is a new kind of minefield, and crime rates spike in after-school hours. Kids are prioritizing survival today over aspirations for tomorrow. But we provide a refuge from the fear. Safe spaces where kids can feel secure, relax, learn – and dream.

90% of Club members say they could go to staff for help in a crisis.

According to BGCA NYOI data

Our Stories

Boys & Girls Club-kid-turned-staff Caiti has a unique perspective on what the Club means to kids.

A Boys & Girls Club field trip sparked an interest in aviation in Jill that she, her mom and the Club have since fueled. Now, the 17-year-old has earned her student pilot’s license before her driver’s license and is planning for a future in aeronautical engineering – clearing the runway for more aviators who look like her.

Throughout the nation, the NFL is supporting young people at Boys & Girls Clubs in driving meaningful change in their neighborhoods.


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