What is the Boys & Girls Club of Washington Country?
For more than 10 years, BGCWC has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. BGCWC is located in Marietta, Ohio. Learn more on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
How many kids do we serve?
BGCWC averages around 100 per day in the summer and around 35 per day in the after school program.
Why are Clubs important?
Every day, 11.3 million kids (1 out of 4) leave school with no place to go. And every summer, 43 million kids lack access to summer learning programs. This means that millions of our nation’s youth risk being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe. However, research shows that what happens during the out-of-school time can have a significant impact on reversing the negative trends facing youth, including dropout rates, obesity and violence. And that’s what Boys & Girls Clubs are all about – providing youth with a safe, constructive, supportive environment when they are not at home or at school, where they can have fun with peers and be guided by trained youth development professionals.
What ages/grades do we serve?
BGCWC serve youth ages 5-18 or Kindergarten-12th grade students from all communities and walks of life.
How much does it cost?
BGCWC's After School Program is $3 per day.
BGCWC's Summer Program is $10 per day.
What programs do you offer Teens?
Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers a host of tested, proven and nationally recognized programs in core program areas that closely align with the developmental needs of all young people:
Why should I support BGCWC?
A donation is an investment in the future of Washington County's youth. BGCWC creates great futures for the next generation of our leaders by encouraging education and community involvement.
Where can I make donations other than money (school supplies, clothes, books, etc.)?
Drop off donations to 307 Lancaster Street, Suite 1, Marietta, OH 45750 between the hours of 2:30pm and 6:00pm.
How does my company become a Partner/Sponsor?
BGCWC is always open to new partnerships with companies that will help advance the work of our organization. BGCWC is interested in partnering with companies that have solid brand images and reputations, along with a strong corporate mission. For more information on becoming a partner, contact us.