Boys and Girls Clubs of Youngstown

The mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Youngstown is to inspire and empower young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Programming includes academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

The club is located at 2105 Oak Hill Ave. in Youngstown, OH 44507.

Membership is available to any male or female between the ages of six and 18. Membership is $7 per school year, with the summer program costing $50 for 10 weeks of programming. A membership is valid for one year and renewable upon expiration.

How You Can Help

Community members can make a positive impact on the Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown by making a donation or volunteering their time.

Operating expenses for the year usually reach $600,000 for all sites and staff, says Germaine McAlpine, executive director. The organization operates entirely on fundraising efforts, grants, foundation support and individual donations. To make a donation, go to BGCY.org and click the red Donate Now button.

Volunteer opportunities are also listed at the website. Individual volunteers can assist with tutoring, programs or mentoring. Businesses and service clubs can partner with the organization through in-kind services, Done in a Day service projects, marketing and event help as well as general operation help. McAlpine suggests signing up for the nonprofit’s newsletter and following it on social media.

“It’s all about us investing in our youth,” he says. “Because these youth need to know that we are invested in them being great one day.”