Clubs

Boys & Girls Club does whatever it takes to build great futures for all youth in our community. We are open Monday – Friday after school and in the summer for youth in grades K-12 at the Southside, Roosevelt, Eastside, Discovery and Little Falls Clubs. We offer meals, caring staff and great programs to help kids stay on track in school, connect with friends and mentors, stay active and healthy, be creative, and develop interests in careers.

 

New registration is OPEN for Discovery, Roosevelt, Eastside, Southside & Little Falls Clubs & the Club’s Storm After School

 

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soo dhawoow - Welcome to the Boys & Girls Club in Somali
Boys & Girls Club waxay diyaar utahey inay dhisto mustaqbal wanagsan dhalinyarada oo dhan oo bulshadeena kunool. Waxaan furanahey Isniin ilaa Jimce iskuulka ka dib iyo wakhtiga guga, ardeyda udhexaysa K-12 qabyta Southside, Roosevelt, iyo Eastside Clubs, iyo waliba KIDSTOP oo schoolka kuyaala. Waxaana bixinaa cunto, shaqaale ciyaalka haya, iyo macluumaad badan oo ilmaha caawiya. Hadaad rabto barnaamijkan halkan ka buuxi. bgcmn.org. https://youtu.be/Xha6pf_iW5Q    

 

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Eastside Club Hours & Registration
The Eastside Club will provide Club programming based on the Sauk Rapids school district schedule. Eastside Club hours:  For  K – 5th graders:

  • Monday – Friday from school dismissal until 7 p.m., except on early dismissal days
  • noon – 5:30 p.m. on scheduled non-school days (not including major holidays)

For 6th – 12th graders:

  • Monday – Friday from school dismissal until 8 p.m., except on early dismissal days
  • noon – 6 p.m. on scheduled non-school days (not including major holidays)

Summer Hours

  • Monday – Friday from noon – 6 p.m. for all youth in grades K-12

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the administrative office at (320) 252-7616.

 

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Discovery Club Hours & Registration
The Discovery Club will provide programming based on the St. Cloud school district schedule. Discovery Club hours: For  K – 12th graders:

  • Monday – Friday from school dismissal until 7 p.m., except on early dismissal days
  • Starting January 15, 2024, Discovery Boys & Girls Club will be open from noon – 6 p.m. on most non-school days, 
  • Discovery Boys & Girls Club will not be open when school is closed due to weather. Please send your child to the Roosevelt, Eastside or Southside Club from noon – 6 p.m. on non-school days, or register them for KIDSTOP on non-school days, if you need addition hours of care. KIDSTOP is open 6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. on non-school days.

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Roosevelt Club Hours & Registration

The Roosevelt Club will provide Club programming based on the St. Cloud school district schedule.

Roosevelt Club hours: For  K – 5th graders:

  • Monday – Friday from school dismissal until 7 p.m., except on early dismissal days
  • noon – 5:30 p.m. on scheduled non-school days (not including major holidays)

For 6th – 12th graders:

  • Monday – Friday from school dismissal until 8 p.m., except on early dismissal days
  • noon – 6 p.m. on scheduled non-school days (not including major holidays

Summer Hours

  • Monday – Friday from noon – 6 p.m. for all youth in grades K-12

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Southside Club Hours & Registration

The Southside Club will provide Club programming based on the St. Cloud Area School district schedule.

Southside Club hours: For  K – 5th graders:

  • Monday – Friday from school dismissal until 7 p.m., except on early dismissal days
  • noon – 5:30 p.m. on scheduled non-school days (not including major holidays)

For 6th – 12th graders:

  • Monday – Friday from school dismissal until 8 p.m., except on early dismissal days
  • noon – 6 p.m. on scheduled non-school days (not including major holidays

Summer Hours

  • Monday – Friday from noon – 6 p.m. for all youth in grades K-12

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The Club's Storm Afterschool Hours & Registration

The Club’s Storm Afterschool Program at Sauk Rapids Middle School is open Monday – Friday from school dismissal until 6 p.m. after school days only. Sauk Rapids students are encouraged to attend the Eastside Club when Storm Aftershool is not open.

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Little Falls Club Hours & Registration

The Little Falls Boys & Girls Club is open from school dismissal – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday for youth in grades K-12.

If you have any questions, please contact Nate at the Little Falls Boys & Girls Club: (320)257-5424.

Register for summer programing at the Little Falls Boys & Girls Club. Click here for a registration form.

School-year hours: 2 – 7 p.m. Monday – Friday

Summer Hours: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday

Location: 509 West Broadway, Little Falls, MN 56345
Cost: $40 for the school year

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Boys & Girls Club's Meal Program

Boys & Girls Club staff are committed to ensuring that all children in need in our community have access to food. Therefore, we have provided a meal program since 2000 to ensure our youth receive the nutrition they need to be successful in school and in life.

Meal Program Schedule

Meals are served in person at each Club Monday – Friday.

  • Southside Boys & Girls Club (1205 6th Avenue S, St. Cloud)
  • Eastside Boys & Girls Club (320 Raymond Avenue NE, St. Cloud)
  • Roosevelt Boys & Girls Club (345 30th Ave N, St. Cloud)
  • Discovery Boys & Girls Club (700 7th St. S, Waite Park)
About the Boys & Girls Club

About the Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club provides a safe haven for boys and girls when and where they need us most: every day after school and during the summer at five Clubs, including the Southside, Eastside, Roosevelt, Discovery and Little Falls Clubs. Core Boys & Girls Club programs engage young people in activities with adults, peers and family members that enable them to reach their full potential. Based on the interests and needs of the youth we serve, Clubs offer diverse program activities in five areas:

  • Character & Leadership Development
  • Education & Career Development
  • Health & Life Skills
  • The Arts
  • Sports, Fitness and Recreation

The Boys & Girls Club is committed to filling the basic needs of children and youth, and that’s why we provide a daily snack and meal program at each of the three Clubs. Our participation in the State of Minnesota’s Summer Food Service Program and the CACFP during the school year enables us to serve nutritious snacks and meals five days a week for kids, effectively curbing hunger for Club kids in Central Minnesota. We also thank Second Harvest Heartland Food Bank/Feeding America, Jennie-O, and Pilgrims – Home of Gold’n Plump for their significant contributions to this worthwhile program. Register Online

Please download a copy of the Boys & Girls Club Parent handbook.

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Boys & Girls Club is striving to providing an inclusive environment for children of all backgrounds (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, abilities, beliefs or ideologies) which will enable them to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. To that end we strive to the following objectives:

  • Ensure that our individual diversity and uniqueness is seen and understood as a strength;
  • Safeguard equality and equity during provision of services and allocation of resources across the organization structure of the Boys & Girls Club;
  • Achieve the full benefits of diversity through excellence and effective provision of services;
  • Offer reasonable accommodations in adherence to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) to empower children to participate in our program.
  • Offer an appropriate setting and support for all participants by working together with parents, staff, schools, social service agencies and consultants
Weather Closing Procedures

Early dismissal: If school is dismissed early due to severe weather, all Clubs will remain open until 4 p.m. for members who arrive on the bus only. Parents will be asked to pick up their children as soon as safely possible and no later than 4 p.m. Parents – please remind your children not to walk to the Club on early dismissal days for their safety.

School cancellation (due to snow or extreme cold): If school is canceled for the entire day, the Roosevelt, Southside and Eastside Boys & Girls Clubs will be open to serve youth from noon – 5:30 p.m. Please ensure your child(ren) arrive at the Club safely, dressed in coats, hats and gloves.

After-school activities cancellation: If after-school activities are canceled for the day, but school is NOT dismissed early, the three Clubs will remain open until 6 p.m. Please make arrangements in order to pick up your children no later than 6 p.m. so our staff can get home safely. We suggest that you watch or listen to weather announcements when severe weather is moving into the Central Minnesota area. Our announcements are typically made on the following media:

  • Voice messages & texts from: (202)509-9796 (please add this number to your contacts as Boys & Girls Club SMS)
  • Facebook posts to @BGCMN
  • Weather notification at the top of our homepage: www.bgcmn.org
  • Emails sent to all affected sites
  • Emails and communication sent from the schools
  • Townsquare Media (WJON & 98 Country)
  • Leighton Broadcasting (KCLD, Wild 98.9 & More FM)

*** If you are in need of full-day child care services on days when school is closed due to weather, please contact us at (320)252-7616 or click here to register your child for KIDSTOP. County child care assistance and scholarships are available.

Youth Arts Initiative

 

About the research

In 2014, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota embarked on an exciting arts learning journey in partnership with the Wallace Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Our organization was one of only three Boys & Girls Clubs in the nation to be selected to participate in the Youth Arts Initiative pilot program and implement the 10 Success Principles for High Quality Arts Programming, based on the Something to Say report. We selected four art forms based on youth feedback, including dance and fashion design at the Eastside Club, and visual arts and digital music and video production at the Southside Club. Professional artists with experience in youth development were hired to launch these programs, using only the 10 Success Principles as a framework for curriculum. Four years after implementing the Youth Arts Initiative, Research for Action (RFA) found that each of the new programs met all the Something to Say principles. Among their achievements:

  • 96 to 100% of participants agreed that the professional teaching artists were very good at the art forms they taught.
  • 95 to 100% agreed that the teaching artist expected them to do their best.
  • 86 to 98% reported that studios made them excited about the art.
  • 89 to 97% felt safe in class.

Furthermore, RFA found that YAI participants keep going to the Club longer than other Club members, and they attend more often.  In fact, 48% of participants had a tenure of more than 2 years at the Club. Youth also reported experiencing opportunities for 21st century skill development frequently in their classes. Clearly, these statistics show that Youth Arts Initiative is making a substantial impact on the youth served – youth who would otherwise be unable to access high quality arts programming in our community, due to many barriers, including financial, transportation, lack of emotional safety, and more. Click here to view the full report from Wallace Foundation, Raising the Barre and Stretching the Canvas.

 

About our arts programs

Visual Arts at the Southside Club – 1205 6th Avenue South, St. Cloud
Visual Arts at the Roosevelt Club – 345 30th Avenue North, St. Cloud

Visual arts classes focus on building a strong foundation of 2-D design, drawing, color theory, vocabulary, art history, mixed media, and painting. Courses will end with a culminating event where artists can exhibit their works and practice their vocabulary when interpreting their works to others.

Digital Arts at the Southside Club – 1205 6th Avenue South, St. Cloud

Digital arts programming focuses on using current technology to encourage youth to turn their love for music into a hobby or even a potential career in the music industry. Youth will learn to use programs like Garage Band to develop their own beats and produce their own music videos.

Dance at the Eastside Club – 320 Raymond Avenue North East, St. Cloud

Eastside Edge Dance Company focuses on creating well-rounded dance artists. Skill development classes consist of warm-ups, technique lessons, phrase-work, and composition activities; with a thoughtful balance between providing dancers with the technical tools of the art form, as well as a structured environment for creative expression.

Fashion Design at the Eastside Club – 320 Raymond Avenue North East, St. Cloud

Club Runway fashion design students will learn fashion design industry standards. Some techniques include illustration, draping, pattern-making, and sewing of the garments. We will also learn about different consumer markets and spotting trends with field trips to various department stores and getting to know types of material while shopping. We invite you to tour Youth Arts Initiative programs to see these amazing studios for yourself and to learn more about how the Youth Arts Initiative is transforming lives. Please contact us at club@bgcmn.org or 320-252-7616 for more information.  

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  Questions? For more information about the Youth Arts Initiative or to register your child for arts programming, please contact the Club at 320-252-7616 or Club@bgcmn.org.

Locations

Roosevelt Club

345 30th Avenue N, St. Cloud
320-257-5124
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Southside Club

1205 6th Avenue S, St. Cloud 320-251-4314
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Eastside Club

320 Raymond Avenue NE, St. Cloud
320-253-5159
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Discovery Club

Discovery School
Waite Park, MN 56387

Little Falls Club

509 West Broadway
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-414-0322

The Club’s Storm After-School

Sauk Rapids Middle School
901 1st St S, Sauk Rapids
320-257-5421