Our History

  • About Us
    Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

  • Description
    The Boys & Girls Club impacts the lives of young people in vital areas such as academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Club programs and activities help kids thrive.

    Since arriving on the scene in 1936, the Boys & Girls Club of Massillon has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. The Boys & Girls Club of Massillon has actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys whom other youth agencies have had difficulty in reaching. We are dedicated to ensuring that our community's disadvantaged youngsters have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.

    In a world that has never seemed more threatening and devoid of promise for a disproportionate number of America's children, the Boys & Girls Club of Massillon provides a tangible measure of hope. The Club offers young people what they need and want most: adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting, constructive activities that channel energy into challenging pursuits.

    A youth development strategy underlies all Boys & Girls Club programs and fosters a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, and influence that builds self-confidence and self-esteem.

    The Boys & Girls Club of Massillon is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous, non-profit organizations and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, working to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. It is facility-based and employs full & part-time program professionals while enlisting hundreds of volunteers on an annual basis. The Club offers daily access to youth ages 6 - 18, providing a broad range of programs in these five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.

    Currently, every year more than 1200 boys & girls at risk and in need are taking advantage of the programs, activities and services provided throughout the year by the Boys & Girls Club of Massillon.

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