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Tryouts for Grades 4-8: March 6th & March 9th

Tryouts for Grades 9-12: March 13th & March 16th


Throughout 2015 and 2016, a National Planning Commission, comprised of local Club executives and board leaders on the National Area Council Committee and the President’s Advisory Council, convened to establish a direction for the Boys & Girls Club Movement through 2025. They concluded that the very fabric of the American Dream is at risk. The future stability and success of our nation lies in the balance. Boys & Girls Clubs are the only organization with the scale, experience and capacity to lead a transformative change in the opportunity equation for America’s youth. Achieving this bold vision requires looking beyond just the next few years and establishing a bold plan. It requires aggressive action to broaden the role Boys & Girls Clubs play across the nation to enable more youth to succeed. It requires a collective, collaborative call to action to focus on quality, advocacy, and, ultimately, growth, and continuing to customize services to meet the needs of the diverse communities served. It also requires that the national organization focus on providing the right tools, training, measurement, resources and coordination to enable national impact.


As part of our partnership with Lowe’s, from now until October 31st, when you make a donation during checkout on your next Lowe’s trip, you will be supporting your local Boys & Girls Club in our tireless mission to build Great Futures!


October is officially Anti-Bullying Month. On Friday, October 5th, 4:30-6:30 pm, join the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven for a Kindness Conversation, a special dialogue for teens. This conversation will provide youth with a judgement free zone where they can openly share their experiences, gain new perspectives and use their voice to be agents of change. This is a free event and refreshments will be provided. Bring a friend and join us at the Club!

*Sponsored by Boys & Girls Club of America and Planet Fitness



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1st Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

Starting at 9am on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Hunter Golf Club in Meriden

 The Boys and Girls Club of New Haven is pleased to announce our 1st Annual Alumni Golf Tournament that will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the Hunter Golf Club in Meriden. This is an important event for the Club as it raises money to help us continue to serve over 1,300 youth every year through programs that focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and leadership.

We will dedicate our inaugural Alumni Tournament to Mr. Tom Fleming, a longtime educator and Boys & Girls Club alumnus and supporter. Tom was a true mentor, coach and friend whose dedication to the youth of the New Haven community is unrivaled. A portion of the proceeds will fund scholarships to deserving New Haven students.  

The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven invites you to become a sponsor for this event. Sponsorship offers an excellent opportunity to increase visibility of your company with a prominent presence at the tournament. In return, your company will be recognized in a variety of ways and it will help one of the largest and oldest youth serving agencies in New Haven. A summary of the sponsorship opportunities and benefits is enclosed for your review.

Our programs serve a critical need in our community, helping young people navigate challenges and providing support to help them overcome daunting obstacles. As young people move from challenge-to-challenge, in their schools, neighborhoods and families, the Club stands as a consistent and nurturing presence. 

Help us continue to ensure that the next generation of young people can learn, have fun, be free to dream of the future and work to make those dreams come true at the Boys and Girls Club of New Haven.  

Sponsorship Opportunities

Title Sponsor – $2,500

2 Foursome – Eight (8) Golfers

Prominent Signage at the Clubhouse

Program Recognition

Prominent Signage at the Clubhouse

Social Media Recognition

Great Futures Sponsor – $1,500

Foursome – (4) Golfers

Prominent Signage at the Clubhouse

Program Recognition

Social Media Recognition

Alumni Sponsor – $1,000

Four golfers

Breakfast sponsorship recognition

Program recognition

Signage at breakfast


Cart Sponsor – $500 

Foursome – (4) Golfers

Program Recognition

Signage at the Clubhouse

Program Recognition

Gift Sponsor – $250 

Program Recognition

Gift display signage

Green Sponsor – $150

Signage on a green

Tee Sponsor $100 

Signage at a tee

Name for Signage ____________________________

Sponsorship _____________________________________

Name/Contact Person Business/ Organization/Group Name 


Street Address City                 State   ZIP

(________) ________-   ___________________ _________________________________________

Telephone E-mail

This completed form should be e-mailed or mailed to:

Stephanie Barnes –

Boys & Girls Club of New Haven 

253 Columbus Ave., New Haven, CT 06519      Checks should be made payable to Boys & Girls Club of New Haven

Deadline: 9/21/18


Golfer Registration 

Entry Fees

$125 p/person – Includes 18 Holes of golf, cart, refreshment and dinner 

Tournament will be played rain or shine, but may be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.

Entries with fewer than four players will be paired by the committee. 

Player 1 _____

name    email 

Player 2 ____ 

name    email

Player 3 ________

name    email

Player 4___________

name    email

Questions? Please contact Stephanie Barnes at or (203) 787.0187, x17


The BGCNH Basketball program made the front page of The New Haven Register!

“Boys & Girls Club of New Haven produces basketball players of character” – view the full article here





Boys & Girls Club of New Haven’s Computer Science Education Program Prepares Youth for Post Secondary Education and 21st Century Careers 

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CS Pathway program in partnership with Microsoft designed to help all underserved youth learn vital computer science skills

New Haven, December, 2017– Boys & Girls Club of New Haven is helping area youth learn critical thinking, problem-solving, and coding through the new Computer Science (CS) Pathway program, thanks to a $3 million partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Microsoft. The Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Microsoft developed the CS Pathway to prepare the next generation of students with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills. The program puts a special emphasis on helping a larger number of underserved youth learn and apply computer science skills throughout their education so that they will be prepared to succeed in an increasingly technology driven economy. The pathway structure empowers young people to find programs that best meet their needs. For Club members who already have some coding proficiency through the Hour of Code or other school programs, the CS Pathway provides additional options to take them further and build on that interest. Boys & Girls Club of New Haven and thirty-one Boys & Girls Clubs across the country will offer four levels of fun and engaging CS curriculum. Pathway delivery and acquired skills build on one another to encourage members to develop passion and proficiencies in coding, over time and at any level.

Based on projections from The Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the year 2020 there will be one million unfilled jobs for computer scientists and programmers, yet many children today still lack access to the tools and resources they need to learn and love computer science. According to, people with a Computer Science degree are expected to earn some of the highest starting salaries of any field of study. “Thanks to CS Pathway, we will be able to help our Club members interact with code and other computer science skills by channeling their personal interests and providing a long-term path to develop programming capabilities over time.”

“Jobs increasingly require critical and computational thinking skills, yet only 25% of high schools in the United States offer computer science,” said Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President and head of Microsoft Philanthropies. “The Computer Science Pathway is an after-school program that will empower young people from all backgrounds to pursue a broad range of career opportunities, both in technology and otherwise.”

According to, STEM jobs in the U.S. are expected to grow nearly twice as fast as other fields by 2018. By 2020, one million jobs will likely go unfilled due to a lack of computer science skills. The CS Pathway curriculum taps into engaging content like gaming and app development to introduce more underrepresented youth, of all ages, to computer science skills.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America serves nearly four million youth through Club membership and community outreach annually. CS Pathway is part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s strategy aimed at ensuring all members graduate from high school on time, are ready for a post-secondary education, and a 21st century career.


Chantel Gray

Director of Programs & Family Services

Boys & Girls Club of New Haven

253 Columbus Ave

New Haven, CT 06519

(ph) 203-787-0187 ext 16 (f) 203 865-2594




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