your place your future
our mission is To enable all young people, especially those who need support the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
The Amherst Boys & Girls Club will provide our members with:
- A safe place to learn and grow
- Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
- Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
- Hope and opportunity
For more than 100 years, the Amherst Boys & Girls Club has been dedicated to providing enriching programs in a safe, structured environment. These programs help individuals, ages 9 – 18, become more active physically and socially, so that they can begin to explore the person they are becoming as well as the community they call home.
Programs range from life skills such as cooking to group activities like our annual pool tournament. Speakers and session leaders sometimes visit the club to discuss topics that hit home, including discussions on substance abuse, discrimination, and bullying. In addition, our onsite staff, provides the right blend of compassion, self-empowerment, and maturity so members become grounded, thoughtful community minded-individuals. While there is one thing that never changed—our purpose.