Great Futures Start Here
Since April of 1986, the Boys and Girls Club of Botwood has offered a variety of services including, but not exclusive to, educational programs, physical recreation and cultural activities to the children and youth of Botwood and the surrounding area.
The Boys and Girls Club of Botwood has become a treasured resource to families in the community. Children and youth have relied on the Club for homework supports, employment opportunities, leadership development and so much more! As a community partner, the Boys and Girls Club has collaborated on a variety of initiatives with numerous community organizations. The annual food drive, “Take Back the Night” walk, and fire safety days are just a few of the projects successfully executed as a means of bringing awareness to the children, youth and community members. One of the Boys and Girls Club of Botwood’s biggest partnerships is with the Community Youth Network, which focuses on providing services and supports along five business lines: education, employment and career development, recreation, community capacity building, and support services.
While the Boys and Girls Club of Botwood has experienced many successes, it also had to overcome challenges. The biggest challenge to date was the fire of July 21, 2005 which destroyed the space occupied by the Boys and Girls Club. In a moment, the fire engulfed the staffing and program areas leaving only memories untouched. While the physical areas were destroyed, the will of the staff and board of directors to implement the Club’s mandate remained. Allied with community support and armed with determination, the supporters set out to find the Club a new home.
After much perseverance, the dream of a new home became a reality! With much excitement and enthusiasm, the Boys and Girls Club’s doors reopened on February 1, 2008.
For more than 25 years, the Boys and Girls Club of Botwood has offered tailored services to the community’s children and youth. The Boys and Girls Club of Botwood is more than a great place, it is a safe space where children and youth are welcomed, encouraged, empowered and inspired.
Thank you to our partners & supporters!
Through funding, critical programming, and event sponsorship, our partners help Boys and Girls Clubs positively impact over 200,000 young people and their families across the country.