The Boys & Girls Club of Glasgow-Barren County is a youth development organization, serving youth ages 6-18 years. Our programming focuses on three priority outcomes: Character and Leadership, Academic Success, and Healthy Lifestyles.
To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
I believe in God and the right to worship according to my own faith and religion. I believe in America, The American way of life, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I believe in fair play, honesty and sportsmanship. I believe in my Boys & Girls Club, which stands for these things.
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Connecticut - Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. With character development as the cornerstone of the experience, the Club focused on capturing boy’s interests, improving their behavior and increasing their personal expectations and goals. A cause was born.
In 2006 two special couples seen a need; Rual & Nell Wayne & Pat Gaunce Glasgow and Barren County came together to open a Boys & Girls Club here in our community. Starting in the Bunche Center with around 25 kids a day we have grown to as many as 125 members a day in our new location at the Glasgow Housing Authority’s HERO Center. Our focus if for our youth members to have Healthy Lifestyles, Character & Leadership and Academic Success. We also extend some of our programs into two of our partnering school systems. Our goal with all our members is when they walk out our doors that have WHATEVER they didn’t have when they walked in.