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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati

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During the Boys & Girls Clubs summer program, members participate in 30 minutes of Drop Everything And Read (DEAR), at which time, the entire club drops what they are doing and spends 30 minutes reading a book of their choosing. We are always looking for SPECIAL GUEST readers to read their FAVORITE children's book to one or more of our groups. Readers are welcome to come throughout the school year as well.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - noon (June 7 - August 10)
School Year Hours: Monday - Friday, 2 - 8 p.m. (Times vary by location)

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About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati


600 Dalton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster the academic, social, and physical development of boys and girls, ages 6-18, with special emphasis on youth from disadvantaged circumstances. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati achieves its mission through the provision of a variety of after-school and summer programs including educational, recreational, arts & cultural enrichment, and character building programs.


Established in 1939, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati (BGCGC) provides daily afterschool and summer programs to children ages 6-18. Each year, approximately 12,000 youth in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are provided with a safe and positive place to learn and grow at our 11 Club locations.

At the Boys & Girls Clubs, children can spend their non-school hours surrounded by caring adults and engaged in enriching, age appropriate youth development activities. Club Members have access to an array of programs in 3 core areas; (1) high school graduation, (2) healthy lifestyles, and (3) community engagement. Annual membership is FREE, with a completed application, and includes a daily, hot and nutritious meal. Moreover, Boys & Girls Clubs gets kids off the streets during the most dangerous time of the day, between 3-8p.m., according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

BGCGC is part of the national affiliation of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America which encompasses more then 4,300 Club locations in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and U.S. military bases world wide serving 4.5 million youth annually.


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Various Boys & Girls Club LocationsCincinnati, OH 45202




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  • Must be at least 18

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