We have two facilities that house Club programming and one site extension in Holland Heights K-7 School.
How we began...
In 1997, Bethel Reformed Church was purchased by Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holland and expansion began for what would become our South Side Club, which houses Club programming as well as our administrative offices. We opened our doors to the community in 1999. In 2005, a 7,000 square foot state of the art Teen Center was built for our 8th-12th graders called The Club.
Programs began to expand to the North Side of Holland in 2005 and continued to grow rapidly. Ground was broken for an official North Side Club facility in 2008 and a year later our new building was open. This facility is LEED certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
A generous donation made our latest expansion into Holland Heights K-7 School possible in early 2017.
The BGCGH continues to look for opportunities to expand our reach in the community and impact more kids more often!
What are Boys & Girls Clubs?
Clubs are community based youth development organizations that provide young people with a fun, safe and constructive after-school and summer environment. Clubs offer programs and services designed to build character and strengthen life skills.
What do Clubs do?
- Provide ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals.
- Encourage life-enhancing programs and character development experiences.
- Make connections between new friends in a positive environment.
- Reinforce a sense of belonging, personal accountability, and civic responsibility.
- Support a commitment to learning, positive values, healthy habits, and high expectations for success as an adult.
- Create hope and opportunity
Whom do Clubs serve?
Boys & Girls Clubs are open to all youth in grades 1st-12th and have a special focus on children and teens from challenging or disadvantaged circumstances. Clubs reach out to children in need, giving them support, guidance and hope for the future. Clubs also keep dues low and do not turn kids away because of an inability to pay.
Where are Clubs located?
Branches of the Boys & Girls Club of America are in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Many Clubs are actual physical buildings designed especially for kids, with their needs and interests in mind. Other Clubs are located in a variety of settings - including public housing, U.S. military bases around the world, schools and Native American lands - to provide as many youth as possible with carefully designed programming tailored to local needs.
What makes Clubs unique?
Our neighborhood-centered Clubs provides programming in specialized areas, including character development, educational enhancement and career exploration. Clubs are staffed by trained youth development professionals as well as qualified and caring volunteers. For many Club members, Club staff are some of the most influential positive adult role models in their lives.