About Us

When the school bell rings at the end of every day, hundreds of kids across the Black Hills pour out of classrooms and into their after school routines. For some, this means heading home where they are met by a parent who helps them with homework before driving them to basketball practice and piano lessons. For others in our community, after school options are far less certain, stable and safe.

Helping Our Youth

During the crucial 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm window, when juvenile crime peaks and kids are prone to risky behaviors, Boys & Girls Clubs step in. In our Black Hills community, children face unprecedented challenges, with low-income kids being six times more likely to drop out of school. Additionally, 41% of Black Hills kids are overweight or obese, a concerning trend on the rise.

providing opportunities

Boys & Girls Clubs provide young people with opportunities to engage in programs that help them achieve academic success, take charge of their health by building healthy habits that will stick with them throughout their lives, and foster the skills they need to become leaders in their communities.

open to all

We are there for kids when they need us most: after school, all day in the summer, and even Fridays. Our membership is open to all youth ages preschool – age 18, and for $25 annually, our Club members have access to a wealth of programming that has the power to positively shape and change their lives.

Empowering futures, one friendship at a time. Boys & Girls Club: Where every child discovers their potential and dreams take flight.

Our Mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Education & Career Programs

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Character & Leadership Programs

Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.

Health & Life Skills

These initiatives develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

The Arts

Programs in this core area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of music, foreign language, visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation

These Club programs help develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.

Commitment to Safety
Board and Committees
Leadership Staff