About the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton, Inc.

The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton provides a tangible measure of hope for our children, who are faced with a rapidly changing world, filled with more confusion and uncertainty than ever before.  The Club offers young people what they need and want most,   adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits.  A youth development strategy that fosters a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness and influence underlies all Boys & Girls Club programs and builds self-confidence and self-esteem. 


The Boys Club of Clifton, formed in 1947, and the Girls Club, formed in 1965, consolidated in 1986 to form a single unit, the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton, Inc, and for over 60 years have been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances.  The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton has actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys.  The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton is dedicated to ensuring that all of our community’s children,   including our disadvantaged youngsters, have access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.


The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations and Boys & Girls Clubs of America working to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.  It is facility-based and employs 27 full time and well over 140 part time staff and volunteers and offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas, Education and Career Development, Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.


Today, over 5300 (more than 1245 on a daily basis) boys & girls at risk and in need are taking advantage of the programs, activities and services provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton.  They benefit from trained, caring, professional staff and volunteers who help young people take control of their lives, envision productive futures and achieve their goals.


The following services are provided by the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton:

  • Pre-school day care for children 3 1/2 to 5
  • After school day care for kindergarten children, ages 5 & 6
  • After school day care for grades 1-5
  • After school program for middle school children
  • Leadership and community service programs for ages 13 to 18
  • Summer Program for all ages
  • Swimming and other sports programs

Programs include a wide variety of educational, social and recreational activities, including: life skills development and substance abuse and violence abuse prevention programs; health and fitness programs; literacy activities, including library, tutoring and homework help; workshops on computers; fine arts/theater arts and music; swimming; soccer; basketball and other sports.


Leadership clubs for teens emphasize leadership training, prevention of substance abuse and community service.


In addition, the club serves as a meeting place for many senior and non profit organizations.