The first Boys Club of America was opened in 1860 in Hartford, Conn. by three women… Elizabeth Hamersley and Mary and Alice Goodwin. I assume because there were so many boys roaming the streets of Hartford that these three ladies felt needed to be given something to do to stay out of trouble. They were probably right and since then the Boys and Girls Club of America has gone on to serve communities all across America with very positive results. Oddly girls were not added until 1990, guess they didn’t roam the streets as much. Anyway The Boys and Girls Clubs of America have changed many lives for the better and need your support to continue on.
How to celebrate – Find out where the Boys and Girls Clubs meet in your town. Volunteer to help at the Clubs in your area. Give financial contributions to your Boy”s and Girl’s Club.