Mission – Who We Are

Group Photo Northern Westchester Boys & Girls Club

Our Mission
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Who We Are
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester, established in 1939, is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving youth, ages 6 months to 18 years, from more than 60 Northern Westchester communities.

Located in Mt. Kisco, New York, our 36,000 sq. ft. facility features an eight-lane pool, child care center, gymnasium, games room, computer labs, and an additional 1,600 sq. ft. Teen Center facility. Our 12-acre property includes playing fields, two playgrounds, nature trails, and community and children’s gardens.

The Club runs high-quality, developmentally appropriate programs in five core areas:
• Character and Leadership Development
• Education and Career Development
• Health and Life Skills
• Arts and Social Recreation
• Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

These programs are designed to create a rich environment that will lead to academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

Our 2,000 members come from diverse racial, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. Approximately 45% are white, 10% are black and 45% 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 more than 200 participate in our free evening meal program.

As a nonprofit corporation, we strive to keep our fees low so that all children can participate. For those people who may not be able to afford our fees, scholarship help is available. Our ultimate goal is to not turn away any child for financial reasons. Our board members and other community volunteers and partners raise more than $1 million each year to provide these important programs for our youth.

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.”