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Selected from 11 outstanding youth across the organization, Omar Badr has been named Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s 2024 Youth of the Year.

As we enter this season of gratitude, it is with great appreciation that Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich acknowledges the invaluable contributions of numerous organizations and friends within our community. These partners, driven by a shared commitment to enhancing lives and fostering positive change, have become pillars of support for the youth of Greenwich.

BGCG celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of the renovation and expansion of our beloved Clubhouse! Witnessing the beginning of this extraordinary project—a 10,000-square-foot addition and expansion of the Clubhouse—filled us with immense excitement and anticipation for what’s to come.

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Board Chair, Eileen Tang, welcomed five new members to the organization’s Board of Directors. The new members are Judy Collins, Gretchen Johnson, Katerina Pergola, Monica Rodriguez, Randy Simpson, and Michael Stellwagen.

For a group of 52 Club members, good grades, commitment to character development, volunteerism, and community leadership, has led to a combined reward of $353,000 in scholarship funds, made possible through our BGCG Scholarship endowment.

At the 2023 Awards Night, a Program Staff member spoke about each individual Club member and their exceptional achievements before presenting them with a special plaque, and a certificate of special recognition from the First Selectman’s Office.

Teens and parents can make the most of their high school experience while establishing a foundation for college and career achievement by developing short- and long-term goals along their high school journey.

Our Staff has been busy planning a quality ZAC Water Safety Camp experience for the youth of our community.

Some of Greenwich’s best and brightest were celebrated on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 during the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Annual Youth of the Year celebration.

35 swimmers competed in the Fairfield County/Westchester Swim League Championships, placing 3rd overall.

This FREE program will be held Tuesday, April 11 – Friday, April 14 from 8:30am – 12:30pm.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s David Ogilvy Award for Character, Kindness, and Integrity was established in 2023 to honor the memory of David Ogilvy. A long-time Board Member and Board Chair, David also served as the Co-chair of the Club’s 2003 Capital Campaign.

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich will name its 2023 Youth of the Year, the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich member can achieve, at its annual dinner on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at 4 Horseneck Lane. This celebration will also name the inaugural recipient of the David Ogilvy Award for Character, Kindness, and Integrity, as well as honor the 2023 Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Champions of Youth award winners, Jannell Bakrow and Annette Wilson.

Bring kids, teens and adults in your family closer together with our roundup of holiday games and traditions to start this season.

What are social skills for teens? Teen social skills include everything from making eye contact and carrying a conversation, to handling an argument and showing compassion for someone else.

Otis is looking forward to working on all of BGCG’s athletic, after-school, and enrichment programming.

Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez, official celebrity spokesperson for KPMG’s Family For Literacy program, spoke to youth about her love of reading.

Saskia Phillips was honored with the award that is given to students who are passionate about spreading kindness, and stopping bullying.

For the group of high school seniors and college students, good grades, commitment to character development, volunteerism and community leadership, has led to a combined reward of $310,350 in scholarship funds.

BGCG teens are hard-working, good-natured, and caring young people who strive to make a difference in their Club and the community. Take a look at some of our graduating Seniors as they prepare for the next phase in their academic career.

Rebecca was an incredible friend to our staff, a mentor to our kids, and a stalwart of our mission.

In 2021, Juneteenth became recognized as a federal holiday in the United States. For some Americans, it’s a new holiday to learn more about. But for many Black families and communities across the nation, it’s a well-known time to celebrate liberation, culture and joy.

There’s nothing like a friendly competition of dodgeball to bring people together. At BGCG’s 6th Annual Dodgeball Tournament in April, teams of police officers, firefighters, teachers, Club alumni and community members had the chance to relive their childhoods in a game of dodgeball for a good cause. 

Through a partnership with Greenwich Crew, a group of BGCG middle school youth had the incredible opportunity this spring to participate in a 12-week rowing program called STEM to Stern.

The annual Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Awards Night honors club members who are outstanding in their areas of choice.

When Greenwich Public Schools announced the 2022 Community Service Awards on April 25, 13 out of 27 recipients were Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich youth! A 36-year tradition, the awards honor students’ commitments to their schools and the community.

A senior at Greenwich High School, Paige was named the Club’s 2022 Youth of the Year.

Torch and Keystone Clubs are hosting the 6th annual Dodge for a Cause tournament

BGCG’s 7th grade boys travel team are the champions! Our athletes won the Fairfield County Basketball League C tournament on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

Here are some things to remember as you support the teen in your life in practicing goal-setting:

Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is pleased to announce the capability to accept donations of cryptocurrency for charitable giving. According to The Giving Block, a platform to help nonprofits to accept crypto donations, 220,000,000+ people use cryptocurrency today.

On nine Tuesdays throughout March and April, 17 local restaurants are supporting Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich in an initiative called, “Tasty Tuesdays.”

Parents are welcome to join us for a conversation with Darby Fox about her popular book, Rethinking Your Teenager: Shifting from Control and Conflict to Structure and Nurture to Raise Accountable Young Adults.

Whether it’s helping someone find their passion, motivating and encouraging them to do better in school, or simply teaching a new skillset, mentors can open the eyes of youth to a future they never thought was possible.

To receive scholarships, teens must complete a formal application, and then will be interviewed by the scholarship committee. Applications are due by April 15, 2022.

At BGCG’s College Night, teens will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with the panel of Club alumni.

The Youth of the Year and Junior Youth of the Year are the highest titles a Boys & Girls Club member can achieve

Five members of the Greenwich community join Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich's Board of Directors.

A new access mat that covers the sand down to the water, was recently donated by Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Torch Club. The mat makes it possible for people with limited mobility to more easily access the water.

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.

BGCG By The Numbers

  • Members Served

    1,895

  • Volunteer Hours

    760

  • College Scholarships Given

    $353,000

  • Programs Offered

    51

We offer grateful thanks to our major supporters
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