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“The Club is a place where I can be with friends and have a good time while feeling safe.”
— Jeffersonville Club kid

Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (BGCK) is an out-of-school time provider, offering a safe haven for youth who need us. We open our doors and our arms to kids ages 6-18, in a safe, positive environment. Inside our Clubs, kids are greeted by name by adult youth professionals in a fun, family atmosphere.

We encourage the development of the whole child by focusing on 3 priority outcome areas: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. Click here to learn more about our programs. In addition, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana operates Kids Cafes in each of its Clubs in partnership with the Dare to Care Food Bank, serving a hot meal every day.

We operate 5 Clubs: Shawnee and Parkland in West Louisville, Newburg, Ed Endres in New Albany and Jeffersonville. Clubs are located in neighborhoods where our members live so they are convenient and easily accessible. Each Club has a gym, game room, computer room, education room and dedicated teen space.

Our Mission

To inspire and enable all young people, especially those most in need of our services, to realize and develop their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Our History

For over 50 years, BGCK has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. Learn more about our humble beginnings and the special relationship we have with the Optimist Club of Louisville. More…