Mission & History

Our Mission: The Mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to become productive, caring, responsible adults.

Our History: The Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster has played an integral role in the Lancaster community since 1939, providing daily programs and services to nearly 3,000 young people each year. The Club is open daily throughout the summer and after school with programs that emphasize education and career enhancement, character and leadership development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.

Since our inception, our mission has consistently aimed to provide youth with a safe and positive place to spend their after school hours. From a single site in the Southeast part of Lancaster City, our organization has expanded and now includes two Lancaster City Clubhouse locations, a Clubhouse in Columbia Borough, and two school-based service sites at Washington and Price Elementary Schools. In 2019, we will open a new Clubhouse in the Southeast corridor of the city of Lancaster, in conjunction with the renovation of Roberto Clemente Field into a state-of-the-art, modern youth development park.