Director's Message


A MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ROBERT A. MENDES

Welcome to the website of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford/Wareham.

Today, the Club continues to hold the distinction as the third oldest Boys & Girls Club in the country.  founded in 1871, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford has served the youth of New Bedford and surrounding communities for more than 140 years.

Through the times the Club has consistently adapted to meet the ever-changing needs and issues that challenge our youth.  Our commitment is as strong today as it was in 1871.

Our ability to offer comprehensive programs and services that focus on education, literacy, technology, prevention, and social and recreational activities have paved the way for success for thousands of boys and girls that have turned to the Boys & Girls Club for guidance and stability in their lives.  Our mission is provide a stimulating and wholesome environment which promotes social, educational, character, and physical development for children and young adults.

Our goal is to enhance the lives and opportunities of young boys and girls by building character, responsibility and respect so they can become future directed leaders of society.

Today the Boys & Girls Club of Greater New Bedford/Wareham serves more than 1,300 boys and girls each year.  As the #1 youth service agency in the city of New Bedford, the Boys & Girls Club continues to lead the way in providing enhanced opportunities for a brighter and prosperous future for our community's most value resource "our youth".

As you browse through this site we hope you will find all the information you need about our organization, its programs and events, as well as the achievements our youth have attained.
An online visit can only show part of what our Club is all about.  I invite you to come by and see our facility, meet our staff, and see for yourself first-hand the benefits our members are receiving.  We welcome your visit!

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