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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.

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Our Programs

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

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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.

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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

Advanced Degrees

87¢

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

children

37K

kids served across Delaware

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25K

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

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22

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

meals

580K

free nutritious meals are served to hungry kids every year

stop-drugs

48,576

Club members participated in programs fostering Healthy Lifestyles

Advanced Degrees

44

Locations Statewide

hours

19,000

volunteer hours were contributed to Clubs across the state

Our Stories

  • 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 ]
  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF DELAWARE ANNOUNCES ARDAVIA LEE OF THE GREATER NEWARK BOYS & GIRLS CLUB AS 2019 DELAWARE YOUTH OF THE YEAR   On Thursday, April 11, 2019 Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware held its annual Youth of the Year event at The Queen in Wilmington.  To [...]

    Ardavia Lee Named 2019 Delaware Youth of the Year[ Read More ]