The annual Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Awards Night honors club members who are outstanding in their areas of choice.
Gabriela’s digital art piece, “If 2020 Was a Person,” was one of eight winners selected out of more than 120 entries to be featured in the Art Gallery at this year’s BGCA Virtual National Conference.
During a typical summer, more than 750 children participate in the Club’s Camp activities, that range from canoeing, archery, indoor and outdoor sports, STEM activities, swimming and more. Due to state-mandated COVID restrictions, last summer 350 youth enjoyed Camp, with priority enrollment given to children of essential workers.
Greenwich’s Youth of the Year program was established in 1969 to recognize club members who give back to their club and community. Winners have demonstrated service to club, community and family; academic success; strong moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. Damarys Aceituno is a shining example of these traits.
On Tuesdays through April 6, ten local restaurants are supporting Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich in an effort called, “Tasty Tuesdays.”
Each year, the Club awards college scholarships to deserving Club members.
After-School Programs at Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich are open for registration. Membership at BGCG extends its facilities to all youth between the ages of 6-18 who either live in Greenwich or have a parent or guardian that work in Greenwich.
Membership is open to all youth between the ages of 6 and 18 who live in Greenwich or have a parent or guardian who works in Greenwich. A membership form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian each calendar year (even if you are simply renewing your membership).
A professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz, Donovan Mitchell spoke to BGCG members about the importance of education, hard work, and listening to your elders.
Out of more than 100 entries, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich was named the 1st place recipient of the 2019-2020 Torch Club Award in the area of Service to Club and Community by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In addition, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Torch Club was named the 2nd place recipient of the 2019-2020 Torch Club National Project Award.
It’s not too often when 11- and 13-year-olds think of helping others instead of themselves. But that’s exactly what the Torch Club members of the Boys & Girls Club decided to do.
Congratulations Lara for being named the 2020 Youth of the Year!
On Saturday, January 25, 2020 at our 15th Annual Swim-A-Thon, approximately 70 Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich swimmers filled the pool showing off some of their special swimming techniques.
We are proud to announce that in 2019, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich earned our fifth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Only 13% of charities evaluated by the rating service receive at least five consecutive 4-star designations, indicating that Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich outperforms 87% of charities in America.
In partnership with local organization Kids in Crisis, BGCG received a grant from Impact Fairfield County resulting in a program called ClubTalk that places a Masters Level Social Worker on site at the Club. This initiative is an opportunity to improve the lives of our youth and their families with issues that arise that impact the health and well-being of our members.
Camryn Ferrara and Ashley Culver received the honor “in recognition of leadership, dedication and commitment and the critical role they played in the development and growth of Torch Club members.” In addition, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Torch Club won the 2018/2019 National Seeds of Kindness Project.