The Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club is now over 103 years old. We were born a century earlier on February 8, 1915, when the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association met to discuss the problem of roving gangs of boys disturbing the neighborhood. The Association resolved to create a Boys Club to address the problem and help the boys in the neighborhood. In the first year, a few volunteers took regular turns mentoring 105 boys while organizing recreational activities for them, such as boxing matches and games. (READ MORE)
To enrich and enhance the quality of life for young people by providing educational and developmental programs, with special emphasis on youngsters between ages 6-18 who come from disadvantaged or disenfranchised circumstances.
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club exists to assist young people in realizing and achieving their potential for growth and development utilizing our state-of-the-art facilities, trained and motivated staff, and nationally renowned programs to produce positive contributors to society.
Need and Population Served
Kips Bay addresses many critical needs of children, adolescents, and young adults. These needs include:
a safe place where they can "belong"
a place to play and grow socially with peers
a place to challenge oneself physically and intellectually and be recognized for accomplishments, and opportunities to give back something to others.