What do all of these people, and millions more throughout America, have in common?
They are all alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
While many Club alumni have achieved particular distinction in fields such as entertainment, business, politics and sports, the average alumnus is not famous.
Most have achieved success by getting an education, raising a family, serving their country, pursuing a career or supporting the community.
Millions have benefited from belonging to a Boys & Girls Club since the first Club opened its doors in 1860.
Based on research by Louis Harris & Associates, Club alumni have a very strong feeling about their individual Club experiences:
80% said Club staff helped them learn right from wrong.
95% indicated the club was the best thing available in their community.
52% said participating in the Club "saved my life"
Are you a Boys & Girls Club Alum who lives in the New Bedford area or visits the New Bedford area?
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford has changed in many ways over the years-truly becoming a place of hope and opportunity for all kids, male and female. Moreover, today's Club emphasizes educational achievement and career preparation in addition to the sports, recreation, leadership and character development programs that have been the hallmark of the Club for more than a century.
As Boys & Girls Club alumni, you surely have stories to share and memories to pass on to us. There are numerous ways to get involved with today's Club and help the kids of today by giving back to the Club that once helped you.
Board volunteers, Staff Volunteers, Donors, Tutors, Coaches and much more!
Pay a visit to the Boys & Girls Club. Let us know where you are and what you have been doing since your Club days! Reconnect with fellow Club members at alumni events!