The Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth has been serving the youth of Plymouth and the surrounding area since 1911 (prior to 1988 as the Boys Club of Plymouth). The Club serves youths from the age of six to eighteen. It serves youths by providing a safe environment where they may engage in a variety of activities.
Founded in 1911 and chartered in 1915 by the then fledgling Boys Clubs of America, the Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth has served the town and its surrounding communities for nearly 100 years. The Club’s recent history mirrors that of the re-chartered Boys & Girls Clubs of America where “gym and swim” has been replaced with more academic pursuits (basic skills and homework help), fitness and agility exercises for both boys and girls that are suited to individual and small group physical development. The Plymouth Club moved to its own new 17,000 square foot facility at 9 Resnik Road in 2003. In July 2014 the Board of Directors opened a newly constructed 3,000 square foot Teen Center to serve Plymouth area teens – exclusively. The Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN 04-2103926).
The Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth offers young people what they need and want most: adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits.
A youth development strategy underlies all Boys & Girls Club programs and it instills a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, and upward influence in their Club that builds self-confidence and self-esteem.
The Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous, private tax exempt organizations, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America working to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. It is facility-based in its own building, employs 3 full-time staff, 11 part-time staff, and 47 volunteers and offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
Today, over 800 boys and girls from all walks of life (and some at risk) are taking advantage of the programs, activities, and services provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth. They benefit from trained, caring, professional staff and volunteers who help young people take control of their lives, envision productive futures, and reach their goals.