The Boys & Girls Club is a safe place for kids that is supervised by paid professionally trained staff who offer fun and engaging programs for Club members at an affordable price. The Clubs offer a wide variety of programs to meet the needs of various ages and interests, such as leadership development and volunteering opportunities, homework help, computers, games, sports, dance, swimming, photography, arts and crafts, discussion groups, college prep, youth employment, movie making and delinquency prevention.
Boys & Girls Clubs welcome young people between the ages of 6-18 as well as those 5-year old that are successful in the Club atmosphere. Please check out our list of Club locations to find a Club near you to confirm the ages of its members or call 309-829-3034.
The range of Club programs, activities and services include educational support, tutoring, mentoring, career counseling, computer training, fine arts, athletics, after-school programming, and meals.
The Clubhouse at 1615 Illinois St is open Monday-Friday between 2:30pm and 6:30pm. The Club @ BJHS is open from 2:45pm – 6:30pm and Teen CLUB is Tuesday and Friday nights from 6:30pm – 9pm. All Clubs following the schedule of District 87, when they are not in session, the Club is closed.
Only $25 per year for our K – 5 program and free for Junior High and High School members
Yes. The Clubhouse is open for members entering K – 5 Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm in June and July. The cost for this program is $25 per week. The Club @ BJHS is open from 10am – 2pm Monday – Friday for the month of June. This program is free. We also have a Junior Leaders program as well as Teen CLUB throughout June and July.
Complete a membership application, which you can get by clicking HERE or by visiting the Club. Membership for K – 5th is $25 for the school year, $25 per week for the Summer Enrichment Program.
While supervised opportunities do exist for mentoring, role-modeling, and more, the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal is fortunate to have program areas designed specifically for pre-teen and teen members. They do share common spaces for meals and snacks.
The Club serves about 900 members, families and other youth throughout the year.
The Club, an independent non-profit organization, relies on the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations who donate money as well as time, expertise and knowledge.
We have various volunteer opportunities to meet your schedule, interests and desired location. Please see Volunteer Opportunities to review the types of opportunities available and complete the Volunteer Interest Form.
The Club has alums numbering in the thousands, living locally and across the country. Today, many Club alums are involved in assisting the Club through service on boards and committees and through financial support. If you are an alum of the Boys & Girls Club, let us know how you are doing. You can sign up for the Club e-news or email the Club at firstname.lastname@example.org.