Visit our Clubhouses:
- Eden – 8284 North Main St. (Across from Eden Middle School) – Eden NY 14057 – 716.992.2702 – United Way Agency#4210
- Lake Shore – 42 Sunset Boulevard (W.T. Hoag Educational Center) – Angola NY 14006 – 716.926.2119 – United Way Agency#5557
Our mission is:
To inspire and enable all youth members to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens through active participation in positive youth development activities during their leisure time.
The Boys & Girls Club of Eden, Inc. (our legal corporate name) is a not for profit organization that provides diversified activities that meet the interests of all youth. Just a few of the Club’s programs and benefits are:
- Character and leadership development
- Education and career development
- Health and life skills training
- Fostering a love and appreciation of art and creativity through art education
- Sports, fitness, and recreation activities
- Summer programs
- Special youth-oriented events
The Boys & Girls Club of Eden-Lake Shore…… is for boys and girls. Being a member of a Boys & Girls Club satisfies the age-old desire of young people to have a “Club” of their own.
Our Club has full-time professional leadership supplemented by part-time workers and volunteers.
Our Club assures that all girls and boys can afford to belong. Membership dues are kept reasonable so that all can afford to belong. No one will be denied membership due to an inability to pay.
Our Club is for all girls and boys, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic culture.
Our Club is building centered. Activities are carried on in the warm, friendly atmosphere of the building especially designed to conduct programs for youth.
Our Club has an open door policy. The Club is open to all members at any time during its hours of operation.
Our Club is guidance oriented. The Club emphasizes positive values in the relationships members have with each other and with their adult leaders. It helps boys and girls make appropriate and satisfying choices in their physical, educational, personal, social, emotional, vocational and spiritual lives.
Interested in joining our team? Download our employee application and return your completed form to the Club. (A resume may be attached in lieu of filling out the employment history section.)
The Boys and Girls Club of Eden officially opened its doors in the fall of 2002 after a complete refurbishing was done of the building formerly known as The Meeting Place Restaurant at 8284 North Main Street in the Town of Eden.
Starting in 2008, local community leaders in the Town of Evans collaborated with the Boys and Girls Club of America in an effort to establish a club near the Lake Shore Senior High School. They were directed by BGCA to partner with the Eden Club to in order to ramp up their efforts quickly and effectively.
Thus, with the help of the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Eden that took it under its wing and lent its tremendous insight and experience, the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore Clubhouse opened as a unit of the Eden Club in 2011. It’s located within the former W. T. Hoag Elementary School, now the W.T. Hoag Educational Center at 42 Sunset Boulevard in the Village of Angola. The Lake Shore Clubhouse already serves over 600 kids from a large area that includes the Towns of Evans and Brant.
For the past seven years, the two clubhouses have worked collaboratively along parallel lines but it became apparent that both clubs had the greatest opportunities for success if they merged under truly one organizational structure.
In 2017, a board transformation project was undertaken to bring both groups of volunteers even closer together and a new board of directors was elected to serve as one stronger team with a common mission to serve the kids and clubhouses in both communities.
We hope you’ll join us in this critical common mission to help the children of of our communities BE GREAT! by donating, volunteering and supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Eden-Lake Shore.
Two Communities | One GREAT Mission!
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