Day for Kids is a national initiative that invites you to join Boys & Girls Clubs in making a difference for kids in your community. For more than a decade, adults have participated in Day for Kids events to advocate for youth and celebrate the life-changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs.

Critical need for Clubs

Many young people face serious issues in childhood that can impact their success in adulthood:

  • 15.1 million children are home alone after school
  • 16.1 million youth live in poverty
  • 1 in 4 students fail to graduate from high school
  • Nearly 4,000 juveniles are arrested daily
  • One-third of kids are overweight

Our more than 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide create a safe environment with resources and support to help youth create great futures. With more than 150 years' experience serving approximately 4 million youth nationwide, we believe that the day a child enters our doors can change their life.

Join us at a Day for Kids/Worldwide Day of Play event near you and help change a child's future!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids?

Day for Kids is a day to bring to light the critical needs of children and call on adults to take action in support of America's kids.

When is Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids?

BGC Day for Kids is held each year in September.

Who supports Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids?

The BGC Day for Kids effort is led by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and other Nonprofit partners.

How can I get involved?

Call your local Boys & Girls Club and volunteer to help or use BGC Day for Kids as another platform to make your voice heard about the critical needs of America's children.

Hundreds of events nationwide:

Find an event near you!