Summer Program

As the school year comes to a close, its time to start thinking about SUMMER!!! ☀️

The Boys & Girls Club is a cool and exciting place for your child to spend time this summer. Our action-packed activities inspire creativity, build character and provide academic enrichment. Not only will your child participate in Gardening and Tennis, they will also enjoy learning Brain Gain and Bullying Prevetion. Our summer program is an affordable way for kids to make friends, learn new things and just have fun!

 

Click the button below to find more information and an application for our summer program.

2018 Dinner & Auction

THANK YOU WASHINGTON COUNTY! THANK YOU SO MUCH

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to support the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County! It means so much to us to see you there.

Thank you to our sponsors and donors and everyone who bid on auction items! Thank you to the Marietta College Men’s Basketball Team for serving the meals! Thanks to Tasteful Occasions Catering for cooking the meal; It tasted very good!

Because of all of you, we raised over $20,000 for our Club and Washington County’s youth. Feel free to stop by the club anytime to see how your money is being put to use!

So on behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff, Directors, and of course, the Members of BGCWC; THANK YOU! 

BGCWC Newsletter

BGCWC now offers Weekly Newsletters for parents, the community, or whoever wants to stay up-to-date with what’s going on at the Boys & Girls Club.

BGCWC becomes a Partner at Large with MCSD

As of today, March 26, 2018, the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County is now a Partner at Large with the Marietta City School District.

BGCWC provides homework help, study skills, and more for students in all six Marietta Schools. Our educated staff and student/college volunteers help the children with any difficulty's they may have while working on homework, reading, or anything else. Our goal is to help every child that walks through our door succeed.

Thank you to Tasha Werry and William Hampton with the Marietta City School District for accepting our request to become a Partner at Large and we look forward to continuing our work with the Marietta City School students as we have for many years!

 

The mission of the Boys and Girls Club Washington County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.


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Coming Together for our Kids

A Response from Jim Clark, President & CEO, BGCA


Like many parents, I saw a sense of anxiety in my two sons when we sat down to dinner last night. And like most parents, I felt my own anxiety this morning as I imagined them walking into a school that may be just another local school today, but could be surrounded by international media tomorrow. It’s morbid to let those thoughts enter your mind, but as we enter 2018 with school shootings already in the double digits, well…your mind goes there.

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I write these thoughts first as a father, but also as the head of an organization whose mission is to guide, grow and protect kids on their paths to adulthood. I can’t stand back as an observer to offer only my own concern and condolences to victims and their families.

This horrific act of violence in Broward County, Florida—and the resulting news cycle of shock, mourning, anger, numbness and then, in a sickening way, normalcy—this all has to stop.

Boys & Girls Clubs, along with our peer organizations that serve millions of America’s youth, have long played a prominent role in developing our kids into productive adults. Our services can go a long way to prevent an at-risk kid from going down a path that could lead to such an unspeakable act as what occurred yesterday.

Today, in our thousands of Clubs nationwide, we are reemphasizing our strict safety measures, including a six-step safety plan, as well as providing counsel to kids, who are understandably confused and scared. But we don’t pretend we can do it alone. Protection and prevention can only happen when a community comes together with a unified voice.

As a next step, I will be reaching out to my peers at other youth-serving organizations to convene a meeting to immediately begin addressing not just a collective opinion on the issues leading to violence, but specific actions we can take together to propose, influence and implement programs and policies to ensure that the kids we care for—and our own kids—can live without fear and in safety. And just be kids.

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Jim Clark, President & CEO,

Boys & Girls Clubs of America