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AAU Basketball tryouts for grades 5-8 will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven on February 8th at 10am. Be sure to bring your A game!


GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019 and every day.

It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

On December 3, 2019, join the movement and give – whether it’s some of your time, a donation, or the power of your voice in your local community.  

It’s a simple idea. Whether you come together with your family, your community, your company or your organization, find a way to give back.

Contact Director of Programs & Family Services Director, Chantel Gray with any questions:(203)787-0187

The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven offers boys and girls across the New Haven area a safe environment throughout the summer days to learn and have fun with kids their age! Whether it’s trips to the aquarium, visits from special guests, sports activities or games-room challenges, your child is sure to have a memorable summer.With summer right around the corner, be sure to sign up your child as openings fill quickly! Call (203) 787-0187 x16 or email to get in touch with our Director of Programs and Family Services, Chantel Gray regarding questions or for additional information about the summer camp.


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!!!


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