The Boys & Girls Club Family Center, Inc. evolved from a vision that was developed in 1899 by Miss Eleanor Townsley. Over the past 110 years, the Boys & Girls Club Family Center has grown to become a child service agency providing early childhood education services to preschoolers, school age youth in after school, and an academic based summer day program for thousands of children, including teens in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In July 2011, the Springfield Girls Club Family Center officially changed its name to the Boys & Girls Club Family Center, formally recognizing its membership and participation in the National Boys & Girls Club movement.
Clubs Change Lives and Creates Legacies
Boys & Girls Clubs help millions of kids and teens develop essential skills, make lasting connections and have fun. Club Members experience:
Members who regularly attend a Club do better than their peers in the areas of confidence, resource development, collaboration and determination.
Members of the Boys & Girls Club Family Center benefit from being a part of a National fraternity/sorority of individuals that will continue to mold and shape our world in all capacities.