Boys & Girls Clubs offer tested, proven and nationally recognized programs in five Core Program Areas that closely align with the developmental needs of all young people:
  • Character & Leadership Development
  • Education & Career Development
  • Health & Life Skills
  • The Arts
  • Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Boys & Girls Club programs are designed to encourage Club members to realize a wide variety of positive outcomes, a strategy for developing the "whole child." In recent years, the Boys & Girls Club Movement has focused additional efforts on helping children and teens achieve in our three priority outcome areas of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.
Together, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and local Boys & Girls Clubs follow the Formula for Impact – our roadmap for ensuring that young people have a positive, impactful Club Experience and, ultimately, achieve the important outcomes that lead them to great futures.

Here at the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester we achieve this impact through the following sampling of programs...


is promoted through the Be Great Mentoring Program; Community Service Club; In-Club Teen Volunteer Program; Youth of the Month; Youth of the Year; UPS Road Code; and leadership programs such as Gemstones, Torch Club and Keystone.

education & career DEVELOPMENT...

is supported through programs like Homework Help and Tutoring; Career Launch; Diplomas 2 Degrees; College Visits; Digital Arts; FIRST Lego League; Stride Academy; Power Hour; Project Learn; Money Matters; CIT Summer Program; Teen Book Club; Camp Garden; and our Radio Program.


are encouraged through programs like Cooking Matters and Cooking Classes; Catch Kids Club; the CACFP At-Risk Food Program; Fitness Club; Kiwanis Walk with a Child and Celebrate with a Child; Healthy Smiles Dental Program; SMART Moves and SMART Girls; Karate; Zumba; and Passport to Manhood.

the arts...

foster creativity with African Drumming; Drama Club; Dance Team; Step Dance Team; Music Lessons; Fine Arts; Knitting Club; Painting Club; Arts & Crafts Projects; Art Club; Sepia Art Collaboration; and the Recording Studio.

sports, fitness & recreation...

are bolstered with active programs such as CYO Basketball; In-House and Traveling Basketball Leagues; Soccer; Flag Football; Floor Hockey; Elks Free Throw Competition; Daily Gamesroom Tournaments; Lego Club; Playground, Field and Court Activities; Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play; Lights on After School; Golf Program; Triple Play; Fun Fall Frolic; Day for Kids; and Boys & Girls Club Week.

nutritious meals...

The USDA Child and Adult Care Program (CACFP) and the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) are the funding sources for the serving of nutritious meals at the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester.
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If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6163 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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