Who We Are
For 89 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 43 Clubs serve over 30,000 young people in Delaware through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located throughout all three counties and serve military families in affiliated Youth Centers at the Dover Air Force Base. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.
“Times of crisis shines a light on the strength of teams, and our team at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware has performed extremely well. I am incredibly proud and humbled to lead such a great group. Professionals in every area of the organization have remained calm in a very stressful environment to continue supporting our members.”
– John S. Wellons, President and CEO
WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR OUR YOUTH
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware are responding to the needs of young people and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of that response, we have collaborated with local school districts and government agencies to identify what those needs are. For example, we are supporting our local school districts across the state to provide virtual programming to our school-aged children and teens; we have also focused on providing meals to our Club kids and families.
WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR OUR FAMILIES
We are providing Emergency Child Care services to essential employees at the following locations: Clarence Fraim Boys & Girls Club, Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club, Greater Dover Boys & Girls Club, Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club, Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club. Learn More
WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR COMMUNITIES
Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware are strictly following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Delaware’s Department of Health’s guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all participants. We are offering meal distributions at our following locations: Clarence Fraim Boys & Girls Club, Claymont Boys & Girls Club, H. Fletcher Brown, Boys & Girls Club, and Laurel Boys & Girls Club. Since the closure was announced, we have distributed 8,200 Grab and Go meals.
SEE AND FEEL YOUR IMPACT
FEEDING OUR CHILDREN
You play a big part in making sure Club Kids do not go hungry. With your donation, we can provide a healthy dinner and snack to a child each day.
BUILDING BLOCKS TO A GREAT FUTURE
Keep them on the right path- Helps provide 1 session of college awareness and preparedness for one of our juniors and seniors
KEEPING A STRONG CONNECTION
Your donation helps us provide 1 month of high- speed internet at each of our Clubs so we can continue to connect remotely with our kids.
PROVIDING A SAFE PLACE
Help us provide one week of virtual healthy life skills and interactive programming to teens. We need your support to help us make sure our teens are reaching their full potential.
SUPPORT OUR STAFF
Help us retain our highly-qualified staff that is providing daily virtual programming to Club kids and teens.
SUPPORT ESSENTIAL WORKERS
Helps us close the gap needed to provide 1 month of high-quality care to children of essential workers so they can go to work and know their children are safe.
Support our virtual programming and tutoring session for our elementary school-aged children for one week. We want to ensure our Club kids do not fall behind in their schoolwork and avoid delays in learning during the closure.
BUILD A GREAT FUTURE
Your investment today will ensure that when this crisis is over we emerge stronger and even more prepared to meet the growing needs of those who need us most.