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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Denzel Washington joined the Boys and Girls Club of America when he was 5.
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The National STEM Council has noted that early outreach to young girls and minority students must be a critical priority to advance STEM skills in the classroom, and partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of America will help reach these populations."
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