Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South was formed in 2019 through the merger of the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton (founded in 1990) and the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton (founded in 1902) in order to maximize our impacts and bridge service gaps in our region.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South is fueled by a mission "to nurture strong minds, healthy bodies and community spirit through youth-driven, high-impact programming in safe and fun environments" to ensure that every child has a positive place to spend their out-of-school-time hours. We hold an intrinsic belief that every child deserves an equal chance to pursue the American Dream, to have a genuine opportunity to realize their full potential – to achieve a Great Future.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South is guided by our vision to ensure the greatest possible impact of our programs on the long-term positive trajectories of our members’ lives.
Our organizational values stem from a commitment to creating an optimal Club experience for our members.
Safety: Provide enriching experiences in safe and positive environments
Inclusivity: Capitalize on the richness inherent in our differences
Integrity: Conduct our mission furthering work with the greatest responsibility and accountability
Empowerment: Provide a platform for our members' voices to be heard
Access: Offer programs that are affordable, localized, and informed
Through a combination of after-school, weekend, and summer camp programs Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South serves boys and girls ages 4 to 18 at our Brockton and Taunton Clubhouses, Camp Riverside, and at several extension sites throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
As a chartered member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we employ the national organization's Formula for Impact model that focuses on three priority outcomes of Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Character & Leadership. Our Clubs implement a combination of BGCA core programs along with “homegrown” programs designed to best suit the ever-changing needs of our members.
Our Brockton and Taunton Clubhouses are each located in areas with CDI (Community Disadvantage Index) ratings of 10 out of a maximum of 10. Families in our region too often face the difficult task of having to cut ‘extras’ from their budget, which can include after-school programs and enrichment activities for their children. Our Clubs play a crucial role in intercepting generational cycles of hardship by inspiring our boys and girls, raising expectations, and providing them with opportunities for educational support to ensure that they can succeed, regardless of their life circumstances.
Critically, Club memberships cost just $35 per year and no child is ever turned away due to inability to pay.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South was formed in 2019 through the merger of the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton (founded in 1990) and the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton (founded in 1902) in order to maximize our impacts and bridge service…