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WHO WE ARE

Welcome to Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington – Great Futures Start Here!

It is the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, productive, and responsible citizens.

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the youth in our local community located in Bloomington, IN. We provide extensive camps and programs during after school hours, holiday breaks and summer break.

We have three core program areas in which all program activities are formulated: Healthy Lifestyles, Academic Success, and Good Character & Active Citizenship.

We are a proud United Way Agency! Click here for more information.

Serving over 500 youth daily, we operate three Club locations throughout Monroe County. Our primary unit is the historic Lincoln Street Club, which has been serving the community since the doors first opened in 1956 and underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2018. Additionally, we operate in the recently constructed Steve & Connie Ferguson Crestmont Club, where we serve those living in the Bloomington Housing Authority, and we have the Ellettsville Club, which is located about 20 miles west of Bloomington.

Our Values

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington, we believe in Integrity, Citizenship, Excellence and Teamwork (ICET).

INTEGRITY | The Power of Honesty

Integrity is the foundation of all we do. It is a constant. Those with whom we work, love and serve can rely on us. We align our actions with our words and strive to deliver on what we promose. We build and strengthen our reputation through trust. We are respectful and behave in an open and honest manner.

CITIZENSHIP | The Power of Connection

We recognize that we are all connected and that as citizens of our community, we have an obligation to help one another. With an innovative and empowering spirit, we engage all stakeholders, and the greater community at large, through solutions, ideas and actions that shape social responsibility and advance sustainable, effective philanthropy. 

EXCELLENCE | The Power of Quality

We set and strive to achieve ambitious, and sometimes, very bold goals. The quality of our programs and the service we provide to our community reflects the strong heritage and traditions of the organization. We are passionate about children and program excellence. We are determined to serve the families in our community through the intense focus on the needs with a sense of urgency. For us, excellence is not only a value – it is a discipline and a means of making our community a better place. 

TEAMWORK | The Power of Working Together

Teamwork is the glue which keeps the team together – a bond which promotes strength, unity, reliability and support. Teamwork is also the oil that makes the team work – it enables a smoother movement towards targets, can prolong momentum and can help teams overcome obstacles. Good teams support social networks which encourage positivity and performance. We know that by working together, we can produce better results than any of us can achieve alone. People matter more than anything – we care about those we work with and those we serve.

Member Eligibility Checklist

The purpose of this checklist is to promote positive and clear communication between staff and parent/guardians about membership possibilities at any of three units within Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington. In order to support the success and safety of all BGCB registered and participating members, it is important participants are “Club ready.” Please review the following criteria to decide if your child is eligible for membership…

  • Able to participate in Club programs independently, or with minor accomodations provided
  • 6-18 years of age
  • Able to use the restroom independently, or with minimal verbal prompting
  • Able to take direction and instruction from staff or volunteers
  • Comfortable with, and able to interact in, a group environment
  • Interacts and participates in programs in a manner that is physically and emotionally safe for everyone
  • Does not require physical intervention for redirection, assistance, or for any other reason

If you believe that your child may not be ready, or have questions about any of the eligiblity benchmarks listed above, please call the Club at (812) 332-5311 or email us with your inquiry.