Boys and Girls Club of Butler County
Boys and Girls Club of Butler County’s mission is to inspire and empower young people by offering meaningful opportunities that will enhance the quality of life for youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. “Whatever it takes to create access and opportunities for all.”
The Boys and Girls Club of Butler County is a 501(C)(3) non-profit charitable organization. The town club opened in 1996, and since then have established an extension in North Butler Elementary School. They serve the community’s youth between the ages of 6-18 years old. Currently each club is serving around 65 children.
Both club locations offer an after-school program, while the town site offers a summer program. After school, each club member is provided with a healthy snack at both locations. During the summer program, lunch is provided to each club member while in their care.
There club operates with five key elements in mind for positive youth development. The five elements are as follows:
1. Safe, positive environment – BGCBC is a safe haven where members feel physically and emotionally secure at all times.
2. Fun – The club facility, staff, and programs create welcoming environment that allow members to engage in play, create interactive ways for members to relax and be eager to come to the Club.
3. Supportive Relationships – The staff ensures that every young person feels connected to one or more adults and has friendships with peers.
4. Opportunities & Expectations – BGCBC staff and programs consistently communicate the expectation that every youth has the potential to excel, be productive, and succeed.
5. Recognition – The BGCBC takes every opportunity to recognize and validate club members’ achievements and accomplishments both inside and outside of the club.
The programs used at the Boys and Girls Club are centered around the three Areas of Impact: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship. The programs are as follows:
- Moby Max – Academic success program that targets different areas of school subjects where youth might be experiencing disadvantages.
- Positive Action – Good Character & Citizenship program that helps teach members there is a healthy and positive way to handle every situation in life.
- Smart Moves – Healthy Lifestyles program that helps provide members with skillsets necessary to make healthy lifestyle choices.
- KY Kids – This program helps with multiple Areas of Impact outcomes. It consists of their homework program and high yield learning activities.
- OJJDP – This is a mentoring program where a number of youths are selected to work with a mentor. The mentors invest in the club members to help guide them through the building blocks to great futures.
Did you know?
3 out of 5 children live in low-income families.
15.8 million households face food insecurity
Almost half of all U.S. youth have experienced at least 1 potentially traumatic event in their lives
4.5 million young people ages 16 to 24 are not in school and do not have a job.
Contact the Boys and Girls Club of Butler County at:
Town Club – 338 South Tyler St. – (270) 526-8686
Operation hours are after school from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and during the summer from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
North Butler Extension – 5539 Brownsville Road – (270) 526-8936
Operation hours are after school from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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