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    Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota

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    In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.

    For more than 37 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has provided hope and opportunity to tens of thousands of young people. Our programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

    The Boys & Girls Club provides:
    A safe place to learn and grow
    Ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals
    Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
    Hope and opportunity

    What makes the Boys & Girls Club unique?
    All boys and girls ages 5-18 are welcome
    Clubs have full-time professional leadership
    Supplemented by part-time employees and volunteers
    We require no proof of good character, and we help and guide young people who may be in danger of acquiring unacceptable habits or attitudes
    We assure that all boys and girls can afford to belong
    Dues are $10 a year, and we offer payment plans or scholarships to youth who cannot afford it
    Activities are conducted in a building especially designed for youth programs
    We have an open-door policy
    We offer various programs that recognize the individual needs of our members
    We are guidance-oriented

    Eastside Unit
    320 Raymond Avenue NE, St. Cloud

    Roosevelt Unit
    345 30th Avenue N, St. Cloud

    Southside Unit
    1205 6th Avenue S, St. Cloud
    Hours: school dismissal until 9 p.m. for 7 -12 graders, school dismissal until 8 p.m. for K - 6 graders
    Summer Hours: Monday - Friday from noon - 6 p.m. for K-12th graders at the three units.

    KIDSTOP is a school-age child care program for K-6 located at 14 schools in the St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Sartell-St. Stephen and ROCORI school districts. Kids love KIDSTOP because they have so many activities to choose from, including Power Hour homework help, computer access, gym activities, outdoor games, arts and crafts or just hanging out with friends. Parents love it because they know their kids are in the hands of youth guidance professionals who really care about them. KIDSTOP provides a way for parents to give their kids a quality before- and after-school experience at an affordable price. KIDSTOP gives kids daily opportunities that parents know are vital for their child's healthy growth.


    All of these services stem from the Boys & Girls Club's five core program areas:
    Character & Leadership Development
    Education and Career Development
    Health & Life Skills
    The Arts
    Sports, Fitness & Recreation

    KIDSTOP is offered at 13 area schools immediately after school ends until 6 p.m. (the ROCORI school district has a different schedule - please click on ROCORI KIDSTOP). The program is also offered during some school holidays and during the summer. Scholarships and county child care assistance are available to families having financial difficulty. The Boys & Girls Club is committed to making sure that ALL children are entitled to quality after-school care, because the children of Central Minnesota deserve to continue to have a positive place to stay after school - place that is convenient for parents and fun for kids.

    The KIDSTOP program offers:
    Life-enhancing programs that help young people see their possibilities
    Full-time professional leadership
    Parents only pay for the days their child actually attends
    Nutritious snacks are provided daily
    KIDSTOP is open every day from school dismissal until 6 p.m.
    For more information, please visit our website: or contact us at 320-252-7616.



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        Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota

        345 30th Avenue North
        St. Cloud, MN 56303

        Phone: 320-252-7616   |   Official Website

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