Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club assists young people ages 6-18 from disadvantaged & disenfranchised circumstances, in realizing and achieving their potential by through educational and developmental programs as a catalyst for positive growth.
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club is now over 102 years old. We were born a century earlier on February 8, 1915, when the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association met to discuss the problem of roving gangs of boys disturbing the neighborhood. The Association resolved to create a Boys Club to address the problem and help the boys in the neighborhood. In the first year, a few volunteers took regular turns mentoring 105 boys while organizing recreational activities for them, such as boxing matches and games.
To enrich and enhance the quality of life for young people by providing educational and developmental programs, with special emphasis on youngsters between ages 6-18 who come from disadvantaged or disenfranchised circumstances.
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club exists to assist young people in realizing and achieving their potential for growth and development utilizing our state-of-the-art facilities, trained and motivated staff, and nationally renowned programs to produce positive contributors to society.
Trivia: Famed actor/singer Jennifer López is a Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club Alumnus.
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