Boys and Girls Clubs of America

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Boys and Girls Clubs of America,

federation of more than 1,006 organizations established (1906) in Boston as the Federated Boys' Clubs to help young people, especially those who are disadvantaged. Later called Boys' Clubs of America, it acquired its present name in 1990. Its headquarters are in Atlanta, Ga. Most clubs consist of a neighborhood building dedicated to children and young people and staffed by professionals and volunteers. The centers are open after school and on weekends to provide a safe place for leisure-time activites such as sports and computer classes.
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Now, 24 years after the building was closed, it will be renovated to house the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club West Bronx Clubhouse.
Union League Boys and Girls Clubs were founded in 1919--the first boys and girls club opened its doors in 1920, and the camp was purchased and began operations in 1924.
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