To help provide child care and remote learning support, the Club launched a new full day program this falll. Youth can access computers and WiFi to connect to public schools, receive SEL support services, and transition to our traditional afterschool and enrichment activities at the end of the school day. Click here to learn more!

To help provide child care and remote learning support, the Club launched a new full day program this falll. Youth can access computers and WiFi to connect to public schools, receive SEL support services, and transition to our traditional afterschool and enrichment activities at the end of the school day. Click here to learn more!

Amidst a global pandemic, social injustice unrest, and unfolding economic crisis, the vast majority of public schools in Western MA have now adopted remote learning platforms. Keeping young people on track academically now means clearing major hurdles unlike ever before – logging on to the virtual classroom and having proper food and nutrition each day.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke is doing whatever it takes to provide support services for our youth. As more students than ever face academic challenges and a myriad of related issues, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke has launched a full-day child care and learning pod program where a designated group of kids can safely access computers and receive support from Club staff, all while learning and playing at a distance from each other. Club staff provide social, emotional and learning support throughout the virtual school day and transition to traditional Boys & Girls Club afterschool programming and enrichment activities in the afternoon.

Program hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5pm and breakfast as well as lunch is provided. Click here to learn more about the program! or contact Ann Mann at or 413-534-7366 ext. 126 to place your child on the wait list.

Slider

CAMP SAFETY

As Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke reopens, there will be changes, safety precautions and new procedures to follow every day. Since COVID-19 pandemic forced statewide business and school closures in March, we have been working in collaboration and with direction from state and local health departments operating as an Essential Worker Childcare Program. The Club continues to react and implement health and safety changes immediately as soon as the guidance is released. Health and safety regulations will significantly impact how our clubs will operate and the number of youth we will be able to serve as we reopen. Please review the following information carefully.COVID19 STEM

  • SAFETY PROCEDURES YOU CAN EXPECT

Safety is the number one priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Holyoke, and we are doing everything possible to keep children, staff, and volunteers protected from the COVID-19 virus. We continue to monitor all updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Massachusetts State Department of Health, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, and City of Holyoke Public Health for updated information. We are advising all staff, families, and youth to take precautions recommended by the Center for Disease Control.

  • Group Sizes

In compliance with guidelines from our state and local health departments, Clubs will operate with a minimum of 1:10 ratio (one staff members to every ten youth), and majority of program activities will have two staff members in rooms. Groups will stay in separate program areas, and Club staff will be utilizing masks as well as gloves when handling food. Youth will receive an overview of safety information daily, as well as strict guidelines for hand washing and sanitation procedures.

  • Check-in and drop-off procedures

Each day all members, staff, family and guests entering the building will be required to comply with check-in safety measures, including but not limited to temperature checks, health screening, and sanitation procedures.

 

 

We're making a difference.
Slider
 

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

 
Website security