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Welcome
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke, founded in 1892, is an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, one of the nation’s oldest and premiere youth organizations. Boys & Girls Clubs of America has its national headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
 
The first Boys Club was started in Hartford, Connecticut in 1860. The first affiliation of Boys Clubs took place in 1906, when fifty-three Boys Clubs, including Holyoke, gathered in Boston to form The Federated Boys Clubs of America. In 1931, The Federation became Boys Clubs of America. In 1956, Boys Clubs of America received a U.S. Congressional Charter.
 
In 1990, the national organization changed its name to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and Congress amended the Charter accordingly...

Clubs Change Lives.

Boys & Girls Clubs help millions of kids and teens develop essential skills, make lasting connections and have fun.  Club members experience:

  • A safe place to learn, play and grow
  • Supportive relationships with caring mentors
  • Enriching programs, experiences and activities
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We're making a difference.
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Program Spotlight

Welcome to the Paper City Young Marines homepage! We are the Paper City Young Marines, located in Holyoke, MA.

Young Marines

The HiSET exam gives out-of-school youth and adults the best opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and earn a state-issued high school equivalency ...

HiSet

Enrichment Program gives your child the opportunity to learn a new skill, develop a new talent, and discover a new interest.

School Enrichment

The program provides our students with social, emotional, and physical benefits. we want our students to have an opportunity to have fun after school, forge new friendships and practice good sportsmanship in a safe environment.

HPS Intramurals

Our History

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Club Outcomes

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