The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
The Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic
The Boys & Girls Club of Paterson & Passaic offers a safe, wholesome after school environment for kids age 5 through 18 to have fun and learn. During summer months, a day camp is offered.
Our professional staff and team of dedicated volunteers deliver a comprehensive array of high quality educational, social, and recreational programs. Annual membership costs only $8, allowing every child to join the Club.
Programs at the Club are designed to address at least one of five core areas:
Character & Leadership
Empowers youth to support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self image, and respect their own and other’s cultural identities.
Education & Career Development
Enables kids to develop aspirations for the future, apply learning to everyday situations and explore opportunities for career and educational enhancement.
Health & Life Skills
Develops young people’s capacity to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyles, set personal goals and develop the competencies to live successfully as self-sufficient adults.
Visual & Performing Arts
Helps kids develop self-expression and creativity, acquire multicultural appreciation, and enhance skills in crafts, performing and literary arts.
Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Encourages youth to develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment, and social and interpersonal skills.