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Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Statement on COVID-19 virus

Dear Boys & Girls Club Families and Community:

In keeping with our promise, we have been taking every reasonable precaution to maintain our high standards of safety for the children, teens, staff, and others who use or visit our facilities. As an additional precautionary step during current concerns about the coronavirus, we have decided to close Club facilities for two weeks, beginning Monday, March 23. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via email at [email protected].

Safety is the number one priority of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, and we are doing everything possible to keep children, our staff, and volunteers protected from the COVID-19 virus.  We continue to monitor all updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Delaware’s health department for updated information. We are advising all our staff, families, and youth members to take precautions recommended by the CDC, as well as providing additional resources like handwashing guides, and information about how to talk to young people about the spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to monitor the issue and will provide additional guidance to our community stakeholders as we learn more. As always, we place the safety of our youth and staff at the highest level.

Our Mission

Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is part of a nationwide movement whose 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.


Our Programs

We provide quality programs focusing on Education & Career; Character & Leadership; The Arts; Health & Life Skills; Sports, Fitness & Recreation; and Teens


Our Success

In 2016 the organization embarked on a socioeconomic impact study with an independent research group. Results show:
For every $1 spent with Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, $13.91 is generated through positive economic impact on the economy in Delaware.


Our Leaders

Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware is led by passionate individuals who are united by their drive to provide the best for the youth in Delaware.

The Clubs in Numbers 2018

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of every dollar raised goes directly to services & programs for kids



kids served across Delaware



Attendance in S.T.E.A.M. related programs and activities

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of the state’s school districts are connected with our Clubs helping us reach more kids in more ways



free nutritious meals are served to hungry kids every year



Club members participated in programs fostering Healthy Lifestyles

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Locations Statewide



volunteer hours were contributed to Clubs across the state


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Our Stories

  • We have been really busy at the Club this spring and our Club kids are proud to showcase some of the great programs they have participated in.  Check it out! Galaga Build Club kids were given a challenge. They were given 2 hours to put together the Galaga Galaxian Arcade. They got it done in [...]

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  • On Tuesday, April 30th, the Dagsboro Boys & Girls Club held a ceremonial groundbreaking for their upcoming expansion project.  “It has been a dream of the Dagsboro Club to grow its footprint,” said Unit Director Betty Harmon.  “Being able to serve more kids and teens from our community is our ultimate goal and this new […]

    Dagsboro Boys & Girls Club Breaks Ground[ Read More ]
  • On Thursday May 2nd and Friday May 3rd, more than 150 volunteers came together to build a playground for the Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club.  What began as a Let’s Play Community Construction Grant award, turned in to so much more for this Greater Dover Club and community.   In a coordinated effort to [...]

    Community Giving at it’s Best – Volunteer Impact[ Read More ]
  • Meet Tair, Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club's Youth of the Year.  Honored as the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year, Tair recently competed in the State Youth of the Year competition. Part of the qualifying round required Tair to write and deliver a speech, submit to an interview in front [...]

    Tair R., the Impact is Real – Club Impact[ Read More ]
  • A Sit-down with Steve Torpey, Owner of Stanley’s Tavern Wilmington native and owner of Stanley’s Tavern, Steve Torpey, isn’t just another restaurateur.  Steve, and Stanley’s Tavern, are deeply rooted in the tradition of serving their community – a practice that has led to improving the lives of thousands of children around greater Wilmington. Born and […]

    A Sit-Down with Steve Torpey, Owner of Stanley’s Tavern – Event Impact[ Read More ]
  • Our April Blue Hens Birthday Bash! 3 of every 4 of our after school kids never had their own birthday party. So we’re changing that month by month. Thank you to the University of Delaware Men’s and Women’s basketball team for celebrating with us! The party started with an NBA-style introduction for each birthday kid […]

    April Birthday Party: Winning with the Blue Hens – Newark Newsletter[ Read More ]
  • Our Dolphin Swim Team finished 5th overall at the National Boys & Girls Club Championships in Tampa, Florida! Ella Penington won high point in the 13-14 girls age group (most points overall) and Steph Dryden was the high point winner in the open girls age group. Our Dolphin Swim Team had over 300 swimmers in […]

    Dolphin Swim Team Wins in Florida – Newark Newsletter[ Read More ]
  • We are proud to announce that Club teen Zoe Parmer was chosen as a Jefferson Award finalist for Outstanding Service by a Young American! Zoe attended the Jefferson Award Gala on April 29th at the Queen Theater. Zoe has been a leader in her community, our Boys & Girls Club and among her Keystone Club (teen […]

    Zoe Selected as Jefferson Award Finalist – Newark Newsletter[ Read More ]
  • Jyare Davis has been a Greater Newark Club kid since he was 5 years old and playing in ALL our basketball leagues. If anyone wants proof, there are hundreds of hours of video footage of his games thanks to his amazing Grandfather who still till this day never walks in our gym without a video […]

    Jyare wins Gatorade Player of the Year – Newark Newsletter[ Read More ]
  • On Thursday, April 11, 2019 Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware held its annual Youth of the Year event at The Queen in Wilmington.  To a packed house, nearly 300 friends of the Clubs filled the room to celebrate the occasion; the conclusion of the event brought with it the announcement of the 2019 Delaware [...]

    Ardavia Wins State Youth of the Year – Newark Newsletter[ Read More ]