Olivet Boys & Girls Club was one of the original 50 organizations that banded together with like youth groups from across the country to form what became Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Our Club is a chartered member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and incorporates many of the national organization’s tested youth development programs into our own program lineup.
For most of the club’s history, we had two units in two neighborhoods, Clinton Street and Mulberry Street. During the 1990’s the Club expanded into several new areas of the city. The Club currently operates 8 clubhouses in Reading and Pottstown, with an additional 6 21st Century Learning Center sites within the Reading School District.
Our programs address the region’s most pressing and immediate youth issues of education support, afterschool programming and mentoring – all of which is provided by caring and knowledgeable staff. We adhere to the national Boys & Girls Club of America’s initiative to help young people between the ages of six and eighteen get a healthy start and enter school ready to perform to the best of their ability cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally. Our three core areas of programming promote Academic Success, Health Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship. To reach and serve as many youth as possible, our programs and services are available during non-school hours and during the summer at free or greatly reduced costs.