Welcome to The Club!

We are kids and teens from across New Haven. Each day the Club’s doors swing open and we find people who care about us and our future.

The Club is a place to explore and dream BIG. A place to have fun and just be ourselves, but it’s so much more than that.

Explore music, dance, sports, computers, art or just hang out with your friends. Try new things and discover what you love.

Take steps towards the future you want to create and get help with school work. The Club opens doors to get you where you want to go.

“I have fun at The Club and every time I go, I’m happy.”

-Winnifred, 5, King Robinson School

“Since the pandemic it’s been really hard for me to work out and get outside. I’m glad that my mom put me in this camp because it gives me exercise and I’m making friends.”

-Tremayne, 13, Catholic Academy student

“You get to go to the gym and have fun and go to the computer room. You can also play with the Legos and all the board games. The best time is when you get to see your friends after school”

– Atizary , 8, Kingman School student

“I’ve been here for a while and there are people here that are like family to me. The best part is getting to spend time with my friends after school. I’ve been a member since 7-8th grade.”

-Tracine, 12, Edgewood Middle School student

Dream BIG | Dreams Realized

Youth of the Year

Meet our recent New Haven winners of the Youth of the Year award, given each year to an outstanding member of the Club. We believe in young leaders who make a difference every day.

Jesse Campbell, 2019

Club member since the age of 5. High school Student Council President. Political Science major at University of Connecticut. “When I was dealing with my father being away, Mr. Seth stepped in to make sure that I felt safe and always checking in on me both inside and outside the Club. I keep in contact with him to this day.”

Kelcey Perez, 2015 and 2018

Senior at University of Connecticut. “The Club has helped me in so many ways. When I first arrived I was shy. However, The Club provided me with the confidence to do things I love, partake in activities that help me improve myself, get involved, and most importantly have a voice.”

Z’hane Ellison, 2016 and 2017

Senior at Southern Connecticut State University. Majoring in Biology with a minor in biochemistry. Preparing to become Physician’s Assistant. “The Clubhouse is a safe-haven, a place where you can just go wind-down, do your work, and talk to friends. It’s a place out of school and out of home where you can have fun and be a kid.”

Contact us

Reach Us

We would love to answer your questions about the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven, our programs, and ways to can get involved!

253 Columbus Avenue,
New Haven, CT 06519

Tel: 203-787-0187
Fax: 203-865-2594

kidscomefirst@bgcnewhaven.org