The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, established in 1939, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving youth, ages 3 to 18 years, from more than 40 Northern Westchester communities.
Located in Mt. Kisco, New York, the Club is home to a preschool, gymnasium, games room, teen center and swimming pool. Our property includes playing fields, two playgrounds and nature trails.
The Club runs high-quality, developmentally appropriate programs in five core areas:
These programs are designed to create a rich environment that will lead to academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles.
Our members come from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. Approximately 22% are white, 9% are African American and 62% are Hispanic; 40% are female, and 60% are male. Nearly 70% of the Club’s members attending daily are eligible for free or reduced cost lunch at school, a strong indicator of poverty and we serve more than 80,000 free, nutritious meals each year.
We strive to keep our fees low so that all children can participate and work closely with many other local organizations, collaborating to provide the most comprehensive, cost-effective services for our members. For those people who may not be able to afford our fees, scholarship help is available.
We help kids with their homework and teach them the skills they need to succeed in school. We provide fitness and nutrition programs to keep our kids healthy. We show our kids how to be leaders and we regularly recognize their accomplishments. When our members step through our doors, they develop a sense of belonging – they are accepted and nurtured. And, when they are ready to leave, they step into the world as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. A recent national poll of Boys & Girls Club alumni showed that 81% feel a responsibility to give back to their communities. Most remarkably, 57% said “the Club saved my life.”