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Who We Are

Mission & History

Our Mission

Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club enables all young people, especially those who need support most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. We carve out time, space, and attention for nearly 2,000 local kids annually by offering a safe place to learn and programs to help them grow into kind, confident, and capable members of our community.

We have offered before- and after-school programs to support the learning, altruism, and achievement of students in our community for 31 years.


Core Beliefs

Town of Wallkill 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

We know that by providing all children access to safe, supportive, and nurturing environments, Town of Wallkill Boys & Girls Club helps them develop the skills and habits they need to thrive today and in the future.

Youth Development Staff

It takes dozens of dedicated staff, gifted volunteers, and committed Board members to create safe environments and enriching experiences for the kids in our care.

Safety for our Club Kids is the highest priority for all of our staff, volunteers, and Board members. Every member of our team undergoes annual criminal background checks and annual fingerprint clearance from New York State.

Our Youth Development Staff is carefully selected for experience and interests. Every potential team member is screened and trained to ensure the safest, highest quality programs for our members. Every member of our staff meets the standards set forth by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and is fingerprinted and cleared by the NYS Statewide Central Register Clearance System.

Every staff member receives annual national criminal background checks pursuant to Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) standards. Each member of the team is monitored and evaluated on a monthly basis to ensure the safety of our Club members, and each of our Program Sites has at least one staff member who is CPR and First Aid certified on duty at all times.

Every program that serves youth under the age of 13 in a before- or after-school setting is licensed through the Child Care Council of the home county, in accordance with the NYS Office of Children and Family Services’ regulations. All Summer Day Camp operations are licensed by the NYS Department of Health.