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Boys & Girls Club of Clifton Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Boys & Girls Clubs, Children & Youth

Mission: Since 1947, the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton has delivered life-enhancing programs and services to our members. Our movement is committed to deepening our impact on the young people who need us most. We are providing children and teens with a continuity of services from pre-school to high school, particularly programs and services designed to help achieve our priority outcomes of Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.

Results: Today, with our 5,345 registered members, we have achieved a size and scale to make a difference in our community.

Target demographics: youth in our community

Direct beneficiaries per year: our 5,345 registered members

Geographic areas served: Clifton, NJ

Programs: early childhood, school age child care, teen leaderships, aquatics, and sports.

Community Stories

41 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Boys & Girls Club is the premier youth service organization in the City of Clifton. From Gingerbread (pre-school) to High School, the Club serves children and their working parents. The Club is safe, affordable, and managed by a dedicated, caring staff, in-tuned with the changing needs of the developing child.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton has been a part of the community for many years. My children are members and enjoy participating in activities from after care, soccer, swim lessons and karate class. The staff are very attentive and caring with the children. I feel safe that my children are well taking care of and are in excellent hands with the staff.

Hats off to the aftercare staff and the directors for a well ran program

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Clifton Boys & Girls Club is a great place for children of all ages. They have many programs for members from the After School Program, Swimming and Sports & Recreation your children will stay active and happy. Thank you all.......for the Great Work that you do......

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton, NJ is fulfilling a needed role in the development and enrichment of the children and the communities they serve. I have had the opportunity to volunteer and assist the Boys & Girls Club on numerous occasions, and can personally attest to the sincerity of the staff, the Club's dedication to keeping children involved character building programs and activities, and the tremendous impact that the Club has on our neighborhoods.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i have been involved with the Club for the better part of 11 years and certainly am impressed with the way the club is run and the service it provides to the children of Clifton and their parents. The Club provides services to over 11,000 children each year and seems to have a little something for every age bracket of children. The Club has an excellent after school program that is administered to over 700 hundred children each day both at the main site and several various school sites throughout Clifton. Of course there is always room for improvement and the Club certainly has its share of issues dealing with so many children. However, what I like most about the Club is the flexibility it has in dealing with these issues and the expedient way in which they are handled. I enjoy interfacing with the Club in various ways and look forward to continuing my involvement. The Boys and Girls Club of Clifton is certainly a "Positive Place for Kids."

Board Member

Rating: 4

I was a member of the Girls Club as a child and I can still remember the fun I had there. Never thought that years later I would be a Board Member of the club, but it was something I had to do. I had to go back and volunteer for the organization that helped make me the person I am today. The dedication the staff gives to the children each and every day is commendable. Keep up the good work in helping to educate our future leaders.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My boys (ages 8 & 5) LOVE the club. When I say we live there it's no joke. They have so much to offer for kids of almost any age. My youngest started at the club with Mom and Tot swimming lessons. My oldest with the after school care. We take part of many of the programs and activities that the club has to offer. We feel safe and secure here.
I am proud to also be an employee of the Boys and Girls Club. I've seen the club grow and the children grow with it. Watching the children you knew as Gingerbread kids grow into amazing teens is awesome.

Keith O.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Ive been a member since 1959 never left currently chairman of the board i would not be where i am today if it were not for the club its been my life and i love giving back

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton is a great place for kids to learn and have fun while doing so. If you come in an visit, you'll see smiles on all the children's faces.

Dina8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Spent many hours at the Boys and Girls Club of Clifton in my youth and teens years. From swimming lessons, to a safe, fun place for teens to hang out on the weekends. A valuable asset to the community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excellent organization striving to help and provide a better tomorrow for our children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Boys & Girls Club of Clifton is a great place for kids to learn and grow in a safe environment. Especially after school and during the summer when school is out.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Boys and girls club is an amazing place for children of all ages. Wether it is the after school program or the early childhood department, this non-profit organization has a wide variety of activities. It is the perfect place for children to interact with others. over all, a great place.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Boys and Girls club of Clifton is a great place for children to come together as a community. It's a great place children are well taught with respect. Working at the boys and girls club after school program is great. It's a place where kids have fun and are able to express themselves. I would definitely recommend any parent to bring there child. However, The Boys and Girls club is also a place that provides many activities where everyone in the community can have fun and get together. It's a great place in which you can participate and meet new people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The boys and girls club of Clifton is a rewarding and fun place to be. As a teacher's helper for the last three and a half years, I have seen kids grow and advance ready for kindergarten. All the children are treated with love and respect. It's a great place for kids and a great place to work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Coming to the Boys and Girls Club as a new volunteer, I automatically felt welcomed by everyone and could see what a friendly, safe environment it was. Children are able to express themselves freely, make new friends with other kids, and create many fun memories. It is the perfect place for kids and volunteers of all ages.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been a worker for the Clifton Boys & Girls Club since 2006. Through out the years the club has grown and changed tremendously! Every year something new and improved is added to the club to make the club newer and improved. The club is up to date with newer technology machines and always well kept on their maintenance. All the children who are members of the club love spending their afternoons there. They make a lot of friends and have a lot of after school activities to keep them busy. Me as a parent, I know my children are always in a safe environment when attending the Clifton Boys and Girls Club. I highly recommend the club to other parents with children. It's a great, safe place!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Boys and Girls Club of Clifton has always been there for me. Fifteen years ago is when i first started coming here as a child and now i come back all the time to volunteer as an adult. i always found it to be my second home because of all the wonderful and familiar people. You can talk to anyone here and know they're always there for you. It's a safe and reliable place for children of all ages! You're never too young and never too old to be a member!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I love everything about this place. I have been here since 2009 and I can not complain about anything. So far it has been a great place. I also like the fact that when ever I need someone to turn too, there is a great staff behind it to help you through anything that you need. It's like there is always someone there to give you a hand. Also, I have the best early childhood director who is on point with everything.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a volunteer and supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton it is great to see the kids thriving in a fun, safe and secure environment every day. The key to the Club's success is its dedicated staff that works hard to provide the many programs for children of all ages. The Club gives parents the peace of mind knowing their children are safe and out of trouble when they are out working hard to provide for their families. Keep up the great work!