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The Oak Orchard Boys & Girls Club is preparing for the groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the Club’s expansion on June 15th, 2022. Thanks to funds raised by the Great Futures Gala, the Club is planning a 3,200 square foot addition, consisting of classroom space for delivery of Boys & Girls Clubs programs. The Club has a current capacity of 100 youth and has waiting lists for both its school year and summer programs. The additional space will enable the Club to increase to school age 5-12 enrollment by 50 members and add programs for at least 20 teenagers each day.

“This project has generated significant local interest resulting in the funds raised to-date…the expansion of our Oak Orchard Club allows us to provide increased services to the community” says John Wellons, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware.

The expansion will be completed by Whayland Construction Company, and is set to be finished in Spring of 2023.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware

Since 1931 Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware ( has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 42 Clubs serve 30,000 children and teens through Club membership and community outreach. Located throughout the state, the Clubs also serve military families at the Boys & Girls Club-affiliated Youth Center at the Dover Air Force Base. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Club programs promote academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. To learn more visit Follow us,,

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