Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis believes every young person deserves to live a life filled with hope and opportunity. Because we care about our young people, we provide a safe, educational and positive atmosphere where they can prosper and reach their full potential.
Who We Are
When the school bell rings for the end of the day, many Indianapolis youth are left with few options for positive after-school activities. Some are at home with no adult care or supervision, not because they do not have great caretakers, but because caretakers must work long hours to support their families. Young people need to know that someone cares when guardians cannot be there.
Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services help youth understand they matter.
The Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is a place where Great Futures are started each and every day.
We will do Whatever It Takes to build Great Futures for the youth in our city!
We will put kids first by being mindful of the many issues youth face today. We will be supportive; proactive; engaging; passionate; focused; and committed to providing quality services.
We will operate in an open, honest, and transparent environment.
1893: Newsboy Home opened
1895: Named changed to The Boy’s Home and Employment Association
1897: Butler Memorial Boys Club opened at Madison Avenue and Meridian St.
1898: Named changed to The Boy’s Club Association
1913: Herman Lauter Memorial Club Opened
1913: Camp opened in Noblesville
1926: English Avenue Club opened
1944: Women’s Auxiliary Founded
1955: Salk Park Club Opened
1966: Atkins Club Opened
1970: College Scholarship Program begins
1971: LeGore Club Opens
1972: Wheeler Club Opens
1974: Keenan-Stahl Club joins BGCI
1989: Girls are allowed to attend the Clubs
1990: Concord Club Opens
1991: Name changed to Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis
1993: Lilly Club Opens
1993: 100 years of service in Indianapolis
2001: School Sites Open
2011: Education Initiative Begins
2012: Education Directors and Graduation for Mas Counselors added to Facility Sites
2015: Expanded kitchens and cafeterias open in the Clubs
2016: Finish Line Club Opens
2018: Indianapolis Boys & Girls Club Celebrates 125th Anniversary