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National Youth of the Year

Each year, one exceptional Club member is selected to be the National Youth of the Year, serving as an ambassador for Boys & Girls Club youth as well as a voice for all of our nation’s young people. Over the decades, these individuals have exemplified the Boys & Girls Club mission and are proof to the impact Clubs make in transforming and saving kids’ lives. National Youth of the Year winners have achieved success in a variety of industries, including entertainment, politics, business and sports.

Becoming National Youth of the Year is an exciting and inspiring journey. Each year, thousands of Club teens participate in local, state and regional Youth of the Year events. Six teens, including five regional winners and a national military youth winner, advance to Washington, D.C., for the National Youth of the Year Gala & Celebration Dinner, where one outstanding young person is named Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national teen spokesperson. The National Youth of the Year is a role model, leader and advocate for the nearly 4 million youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs each year, and all of America’s young people.

This year we’re proud to announce that 4.0 Hillhouse High School student, Keystone President and 11 year Club member, Jesse Campbell has been selected as the as the Youth of the Year for New Haven! He’ll go on to compete against other Youth of the Year members across the state and hopefully the Country! Congratulations Jesse!!!


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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




Planet Fitness is proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the nation’s leading youth development organization, supporting millions of kids and teens during the critical out-of-school time, and STOMP Out BullyingTM, the leading and most influential anti-bullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S., to make a meaningful impact on the lives of today’s youth. Our Club was featured in the anti-bullying movement PSA, click below to access video.

What is The Judgement Free GenerationTM?

The Judgement Free Generation is Planet Fitness’ philanthropic initiative designed to combat the judgement and bullying faced by today’s youth by creating a culture of kindness and encouragement.

Bullying has become all-too-common in today’s society, with 1 in 4 youth reporting that they’ve been bullied and parents of school-aged children citing it as their #1 concern. With our Judgement Free Zone® and No Gymtimidation® policies as a solid foundation, Planet Fitness is the perfect company to tackle this issue.


Celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week!

National Boys & Girls Club Week, March 27-31, 2017, is not only a fun week for Club members and staff, it’s also an important time for all Clubs to share with our community how we are advocating for New Haven’s youth.

Open The Door. Take The Tour.

Social Media Postings Below:

Take The Tour Date

SMART Girls/ SMART Moves Fitness Activities

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We will be open during February Recess! Please click on flyer for more information.

February Recess 2017


Our AAU basketball program offers an exceptional opportunity for boys from across the Greater New Haven metro area to sharply upgrade their game. “Our teams have competed on a regional and national level for years,” says Boys & Girls Club of New Haven’s Athletic Director Tharon Mayes, “That’s very prideful, but we are not only about basketball. Our AAU basketball program is committed to the academic success of our players.”

For Tryout information click on image below. Today’s (3/15) tryouts have been postponed to Monday, March 20th

Mayes knows what it takes to become a player-scholar athlete. Mayes was a star at Florida State University. He remains one of the leading scorers in the schools history and was honored by an induction into the ACC Hall of Fame. After graduation, Mayes played in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers and then enjoyed a long professional career in Europe. He also played on the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven nationally-ranked AAU basketball teams back in the early1980’s.

“We win if they go to school”


AAU Basketball is More Than Winning on the Court

The AAU basketball program at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven reflects the Club’s broader goals of establishing healthy lifestyles and academic success.

While delivering an exceptionally high level of coaching for basketball skills and game strategy, the program requires that school report cards also are collected from all team members. “Doing well in school is part of the what’s required to be in our AAU basketball program,” says Mayes. “That not only opens the doors to more college scholarship opportunities. It also greatly expands the opportunities for great futures – in whatever our kids choose to do.”  Tutors and mentors are available to support all the children and teens participating in any of the Boys & Girls Club programming. The Club also coordinates with the child’s teachers.

“Our AAU kids now challenge each other for academic achievement, says Mayes. “School comes first. Not doing well in school? The player will not play until they do. Today, most of our players are A or B students.”

“Our mindset is not about going pro,” says Mayes, “but it is about creating great futures. Basketball can help our kids get into college, but the character building that we work towards helps them get the college degree that will give the opportunity to succeed wherever their interests or passions take them.”

For more information, contact Coach Mayes at: (203) 787-0187 or

Also contact Coach Mayes if you are interested in developing an AAU basketball program for girls.




Today is #GivingTuesday! Did you know, that every gift donated directly impacts our youth?  A few examples are, free or reduced Club Memberships; access to great programs that teach, empower and inspire like Mentor2Win, Power Hour and Smart Moves, to name a few.  Join the movement TODAY to guide and assist our youth with building good character, leadership, and to promote healthier lifestyles. 

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