About Us

For more than 60 years, the Boys & Girls Club of Dayton has provided a safe and nurturing environment for young people to learn, grown and thrive. Our mission is to enable all young people to reach their full potential on their journey to become caring and responsible citizens. Our vision is to ensure that all youth graduate from high school with a viable plan.

Each year, nearly 500 youth enter our Blue Doors where they are provided access to life changing opportunities. Many of our youth refer to the Club as a “home away from home,” where they can connect with their peers, receive, and feel support from positive caring adults, and simply “be a kid.”

With the generous support of our community and donors, our youth get to engage with tutors and mentors to build academic and social emotional skills, express and demonstrate their creativity through The Arts, develop leadership skills, and participate in enriching field trip experiences.

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(937) 262-8377, or [email protected]

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Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, productive, responsible, citizens.

We Provide Our Core Beliefs:

Safety & Growth

We strive to make BGCD a safe place for children to learn and grow.

Healthy Relationships

Students will build ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals.

Life-Enhancing Programs

We offer life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.

Hope & Opportunity

At BGCD we aim to give young people a sense of hope and opportunity.

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