Our inclusive policy is based on making BGCT a fun and all inclusive place within our community. Doors are open to anyone regardless of their genders, sexual preferences, ethnic background or economic standings. Here at the Club we strive to make this a safe environment for our LGBTQ youth within this community. We are here to create a shared understanding of inclusive and affirming language and vocabulary, build momentum around a national dialog on how the best support our youth, and to identify strategies to cultivate a safe and positive environment for all the youths we serve each day.
Kids Cafe' Healthy Meals Program
In May 2018 we launched our first-ever meals program! Each night, all of our members -- regardless of income -- receive a nutritious meal packed with fruits, veggies, whole grains and calcium at no additional cost. Here at the Club a shifting economy means 50% of our members qualify for free or reduced lunch. Providing assistance to families who need help is our motivation! Together we can combat food insecurities in our neighborhood. Check out this months menu.
In addition to meal service, we work to teach our members how to choose healthy foods when they are not at the Club and to make the connection between eating well and feeling well and healthy. We also aim to eliminate the anxiety that comes with never knowing where one’s next meal will come from. By removing this constant worry from the minds of our members, we can free them up to better apply their efforts in school and to be able to just be kids.
Planet Fitness Judgement Free Teen Center
This winter we opened a space dedicated just for our teens. The Planet Fitness Judgement Free Teen Center offers members ages 13-18 a place to work out and exercise as well as a lounge area for working on homework and participating in small group programming. The space houses several different options for exercise equipment including elliptical machines, stationary bikes, dumbbells & free-weights, medicine balls, and more.
As youth enter the teen years they face increasing challenges and responsibilities. Our Club plays a critical role by providing a consistent welcoming environment that fosters ongoing relationships with caring adults and peers in a positive judgement free way, Our goal is to instill a sense of belonging and enccourage youth to partisapate in postiive and healthy programming.
Fee-for-Service When school is out kids need the opportunity to be evolved in sport activities which will not only help keep them active but promote a positive environment that continues to develop their athleticism, teaching them skills for stress management and strengthening their social skills though participation in team-orientated activities.
Floor Hockey- We are proud to offer a multi-generational sports league that allows youth ages 6-17 to improve balance, agility and eye-hand coordination. Our 2018- 2019 Hockey Season will begin October 27th. This program goes beyond teaching members about hockey but helps prepare them for academic advancement and instills valuable life skills such as respect and accountability. For more information about floor hockey click here.
Floor Hockey- October 27th - February 9th
Youth Soccer Skills & Drills- Our Youth Soccer Skills & Drills program will introduce new players and help those who already know the game how to hone their skills through practice and scrimmage.
Youth Soccer Skills & Drill - Spring 2 Session - April 22 - June 15
ALL STARS- Our ALL STARS program is a organized league sport and fitness program for Flag Football and Basketball for youth ages 6-18, ALL STARS is funded by Buffalo Wild Wings and aims to increase opportunities for physical activity, social interaction and recognition thought out organized sports programming for all youth. ALL STARS helps members have FUN, get active and make healthy choice
ALL STAR Flag Football - Coming Fall 2019
ALL STAR Basketball - Spring 1 Session - February 25 - April 13
Triple Play: Is a Boys & Girls Club of America comprehensive health and wellness initiative, strives to improve the overall health of members, ages 6-18, by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
Smart Girls: Is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups. Through dynamic sessions, highly participatory actives, field trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women. Club girls explore their own and societal attitude and values as they bid the skills for eating right, staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.
Boys & Girls Club of Taunton - 31 Court Street - Taunton, MA 02780 - Tel: (508) 824-4341 - Fax: (508) 823-6247