After School Programs

The Boys & Girls Club of New Haven provides kids with quality after school programming to keep them on track to academic success, a healthy lifestyle and a GREAT FUTURE. The after school program is available for children from ages 6-14, and many graduate to our teen programs that include work opportunities at the Club. For residents of the city of New Haven, school bus transportation is available to take your child directly to the Club.

We have four sites located in different neighborhoods throughout New Haven. Below you will find a flyer for our sites: Columbus, Eastview, Westrock, and Lincoln Bassett. For more information click on the flyer to enlarge image.


Our experienced staff receives excellent training in the delivery of nationally-recognized programs developed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCA is rated as the #1 youth service organization in the United States for the past 21 year (Chronicles of Philanthropy). BGCNH, founded in 1871, is one of the oldest clubs.

Volunteer tutors from area colleges including Yale University, Quinnipiac University, University of New Haven and Southern Connecticut State College provide daily homework support. Mentors also are available for children who might benefit from a one-to-one structured and caring connection.

Physical activity is part of every child’s day and the fun takes place in our newly renovated gym and activities room..

We provide a world-class Club Experience that best assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Contact Ms. Chantel Gray at (203) 787-0187 for enrollment information. Applications are accepted throughout the school year, and our staff is highly trained to integrate your child into our community.

After school programs proven to support Academic Success

In the context of a fun and caring environment, BGCNH delivers proven programs to advance each child’s success in school:

BE GREAT: Graduate – utilizes a community-wide strategy intended to prevent young people from dropping out of school and is meant to build on our current dropout prevention efforts.

Power Hour – helps Club members be more successful in school by providing homework help and tutoring and encouraging members to become self-directed learners.

Goals for Graduation – introduces academic goal setting to Club members ages 11-17 by linking their future aspirations with concrete actions today.

Career Launch – Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore careers, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.

Good Character & Citizenship

The Boys & Girls Clubs build on a philosophy that recognizes the importance developing a child’s character, thus allowing them to make good decisions. Our Clubs also develop a child’s commitment to bettering the communities in which the live. This philosophy is incorporated into the day-to-day interaction for all children, in all grades,

For our older children and teens, formalized programs in good character and citizens are available. These include:

Torch Club – charter small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11-13. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation.

Keystone Club – This fun and impactful program promotes leadership among Club teens ages 14-18 and focuses on academic success, career preparation and community service.

Youth of the Year – Youth of the Year is a recognition program for members that fosters character, personal growth and leadership qualities.

Advance Healthy Lifestyles

BGCNH is committed to helping our kids and their families establish healthy lifestyle.  Our ongoing program delivered within the after school programs include:

SMART Moves – this nationally acclaimed comprehensive prevention program helps young people resist alcohol, tobacco and other drug use, as well as premature sexual activity.

SMART Girls – a girls only program that is designed to equip female Club Members with the crucial health and life skills needed to become healthy, successful adults.

Triple Play – a holistic approach to educating boys and girls about good nutrition, making physical fitness a daily practice and developing individual strengths and good character.


After School Registration & Orientations for our Columbus Site will be held at 253 Columbus Avenue.

Orientation dates:

  • Thursday, August 25th @ 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday August 31st @ 12:00 PM & 5:00 PM

Program dates: Tuesday, September 6, 2018 through Friday, June 16, 2019 (Mon.-Fri.)
Fee: $100 per month /$60 per each additional child (plus a one-time $20 annual membership fee per child)

**Limited Scholarships Available**

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Contact Ms. Chantel Gray at (203) 787-0187 for enrollment information. Applications are accepted throughout the school year, and our staff is highly trained to integrate your child into our community.