Boys & Girls Clubs in New Hampshire
Since the first New Hampshire Club opened its doors in Manchester in 1906, Boys & Girls Clubs have been changing young people’s lives. Today 10 individual clubs are headquartered in Allenstown, Concord, Derry, Lakes Region (Laconia), Manchester, Nashua, North Country (Littleton/Lisbon), Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Salem and Souhegan Valley (Milford) with 18 club program sites and 21 school sites. Boys & Girls Clubs have served more than 25,000 registered members, and more than 40,000 additional youth participate in our outreach programs and events statewide. Boys & Girls Clubs in New Hampshire have developed strong nationally recognized prevention programs that are having a significant impact in reducing youth alcohol, tobacco and drug usage. Clubs will continue this great work in the coming year. Clubs are also providing great opportunities for our youth members in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), fine arts, theater, teen programs and much more. This will remain a priority in 2021, along with meals programs that serve thousands of youth on a monthly basis.
2021 Covid Response:
This past year, Clubs across the state responded to the Covid-19 crisis by working hard to open their doors and safely serve youth across the state. Since April, Clubs have been serving youth in new and innovative ways. Initially, Clubs were keeping in touch with youth through virtual programming, but that quickly changed when Clubs were allowed to safely open our doors again to our members. This past year has been challenging for many, but the Clubs in New Hampshire have stepped up to serve thousands of youth and provide a safe learning environment for kids to thrive in under adverse conditions. We knew our parents had to get back into the workforce and our children needed some normalcy. We will continue to do whatever it takes in 2021 to provide for the thousands of youth and families that rely on our services.
Boys & Girls Clubs in New Hampshire depend on fundraising, special events, annual appeals, grants, foundations, and public and private partnerships for the support of the community-based youth development programs and services throughout the state. Every child deserves a great future! Clubs are working to assure success is within reach of every child entering our doors, with members on track to achieve our priority outcomes in academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Boys & Girls Clubs in New Hampshire have a proven track record of financial accountability, ensuring proper use of funds. We are uniquely positioned to help a donor address any youth development need or challenge on a statewide platform.
Volunteers are the key to making our Clubs successful. Interested volunteers can help Clubs as members of the board, serve on special event committees and assist with other activities that occur throughout the year. Program volunteer opportunities include academic (tutors, mentors), sports (coaching, instructors), cultural arts (dance, music, chorus, arts), STEM (robotics, Legos, computers), chaperones, special hobbies and interests to share.
CEO, Greater Nashua
Central New Hampshire
CPO, Greater Salem