The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit youth development organization governed by an 18 member Board of Directors.
This story begins in September of 1994. Together We Can and Reverend Father Ronald Tosti of Christ the King Parish, both of Mashpee, began planning to create a safe and nurturing environment for Cape youth. A call was made to Joseph MacDonald of the Boys & Girls Club of America. The public and concerned citizens were notified by newspapers and word of mouth that a meeting was planned.
A steering committee was formed and chaired by Fire Chief George Baker. That group formed various committees and over the next few months, all involved worked towards incorporating as a non-profit tax exempt entity. With the help of Attorney Robert Mills, we were incorporated on April 27, 1995. Members and officers were elected and we were finally on the road to establishing the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod.
Later that summer, non-profit status was granted. We participated in various events to being to spread the word about building-based programs that could make a real difference for the youth of Cape Cod. We held small fund-raisers and dances, entered a float in the Falmouth Christmas Parade, and took 3rd place in the Children’s Float category.
Today we stand strong with a Board of Directors of 18 members, representing a wide spectrum of community interests and professions. We have money and pledges and a long list of volunteers that worked hard to achieve our dream of giving the youth of Cape Cod a Boys & Girls Club of their own.
To provide a safe place to inspire and enable all young people on Cape Cod to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Provides a safe place to learn and to grow through ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals and life-enhancing programs and character development experiences that foster hope and opportunity.
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
- A safe place to learn and grow…
- Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals…
- Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences…
- Hope and opportunity.
- We serve almost 900 children and teens.
- 150 kids walk through our doors every day and 30-40 of them are teenagers!
- Through our affordable Summer Day Camp program, we serve 120 children every day for nine weeks in the summer.
- Our kids come from 9 Cape Cod towns and we are growing!
- They range in age from 6 to 18 years of age.
- 51% of the children at the club are between the ages of 6 and 12 and 49% are age 13 and over.
- Approximately 41% of our members live in a single-parent home.
- Our kids come from all income levels, and 48% of the children come from families who earn less than ,000 in annual household income.
The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod provides basic decision-making and life skills training that would otherwise be out of reach for many children.
Children in quality after-school programs are:
- 49% less likely to do drugs
- 35% less likely to smoke tobacco
- 37% less likely to become teen parents
- 73% more likely to do better in School.
- Juvenile Crime drops because kids are supervised, learning and having fun.
Children of families in the military get a free membership with a current military ID.
Monday – Friday:
- 3:00 PM–6:00 PM (Grades 1-8)
- 6:00 PM–8:00 PM (Grades 7-12)
Friday Teen Nights:
- 6:00 PM–10:00 PM (Grades 7-12)
The Club is currently closed for membership on Saturdays.
School Vacation Weeks:
- 7:30 AM–6:00PM (Grades 1-8)
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Our Tax Status
The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. As such, it is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to the organization are therefore tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.