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It has been a great spring so far, and the summer months promise much more! Here are some of the Club’s highlights from the past few months. Please click on link below…

Spring 2014 Newsletter

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On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven’s “Mentor2Win” Program was cordially invited by the Governor’s Prevention Partnership to attend the 2014 Governor’s Residence Reception. Claymont Arrington (Mentee/Club Member) addressed corporate sponsors on how having a mentor has had a tremendous impact in his life.

BGCNH- Mentoring BOYS & GIRLS CLUB MENTORING NEW HAVEN BGC Mentoring Governor Malloy- Mentoring- BGCNH

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Join us for the Elm City Invitational scheduled to take place on the weekend of June 7th & 8th beginning at 8AM sharp. Games will take place at the Boys & Girls Club, 253 Columbus Avenue and Hill Central Middle School, 140 Dewitt Street.

Entry Fee: $225.00
Deadline to submit forms: May 30th

Awards will be given to 1st place teams in each age bracket.
For more information please contact Tharon Mayes, Sports Director @ (203) 787-0187 ext. 18


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At the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven, the young people and families we serve are the heart and soul of our work. Each day, our passionate and dedicated team gives their heart and soul, working tirelessly to ensure that we support all children, especially those who need us most. As one of the oldest youth serving organizations in New Haven, we are the heart and soul of the community.
BGCNH Heart & Soul
On June 4, 2014, the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven invite you to join us for a very special evening. Heart & Soul, our 11th Annual Wine & Jazz fundraiser at the New Haven Lawn Club. This year our event will feature the soulful sounds of Motown brought to life by New Haven’s own, Deborah Bond and some of New Haven’s best young musicians. The night will also feature award winning food and wine, incredible art, a silent auction and much more! The money raised at this event will help the Club open our doors to great futures each day for our community’s most vulnerable young people.

Young people need to know that someone cares about them. The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven offers that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys & girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

To register and make payment online click on link below:

Wine & Jazz Online Registration & Payment Option

To download registration form and make payment by check click on link below:

Wine & Jazz 2014- INVITE

Wine & Jazz 2014- RSVP

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Boys & Girls Club of New Haven held it’s 3rd Annual Family Fun Night. It was heavily attended by over 250 youth and families from the Club and Community!!

Group shot
Food is served
Haunted House Crew
Mrs. Dasia face painting
Group Shot
Costume Contest
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What a wonderful performance by New Orleans native, Anitra Jay. On Tuesday, October 8th Anitra moved the crowd with her song “Today is a good day” while performing for BGCNH members. Her acoustic soul music was just what the members needed as they clapped to the rhythm.

Anitra Performing- Today is a good day
Anitra Performing- The Natural Hair Song
Anitra with a few BGCNH Members
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Emerald “Emmy” Foreman has been a club member since she was 5 years old. She has always expressed an interest in the Arts. Emmy attend the Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School and is excelling their. She takes in pride in choreographing her own performances and gave a wonderful performance as she captivated the crowd.

Emmy preparing for performance
Emmy performing
Choreographed by Emmy
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A BIG Thank You to the New Haven Fire and Police Departments for raising a little over $2,200 for the Boys & Girls Club Scholarship Fund. The Fire and Police Scholarships were raised during their 2nd Annual Flag Football game this past Saturday.

Cheif Esserman with BGCNH Staff and Youth
NHPD and NHFD and BGCNH Staff & Youth
Mr. E helping out while enjoying the game
Staff developing the next football stars
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Stephanie Barnes, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of New Haven, was one of the speakers at the Official Kick Off to The Great Give® 2013. She highlighted the benefits to Greater New Haven nonprofits creating profiles on®, beyond participating in The Great Give®.

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New Haven BGC- Great Give 2013

Ready? Set? It’s only a few days away! The #GreatGive2013 begins at 8:00 AM Wed. 10/2. 36 hours to change the world! #NHV #NewHaven

New Haven, CT (September 19, 2013) –At a special kick-off celebration at New Haven’s City Hall, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven announced it will once again hold The Great Give® – a 36-hour online giving campaign to raise funds for local nonprofits serving Greater New Haven. The Great Give® 2013 will take place between October 2 at 8:00 am and end October 3 at 8:00 pm; up to $150,000 in matching funds will be awarded to nonprofits profiled on® that serve The Community Foundation’s 20-town region in South Central Connecticut. Individual grant prizes will be awarded in $15,000, $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 denominations; three $15,000 Grand Prizes are available to the nonprofits that secure the greatest number of individual donors, greatest number of new donors and the most money raised. Rules and grant prizes are online at

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