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Mar 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19 health measures, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve programming sites are currently closed. Staff are working remotely but checking messages frequently. Please call 330-773-3375 if you have questions and check our Facebook page for updates.

If you would like to help ensure that our Clubs will be ready to open at full capacity to serve Akron area youth with programs to support their academic success, encourage healthy lifestyles, and promote good character and citizenship please consider a donation

For information about volunteering, visit our volunteer page.

If you are a donor and have specific questions about our current state of operations, would like an update on the services we are providing or how you can help, please call us at 330-773-3375. We are in the process of reaching out to many of you to provide an update and gather information on how your processes are moving forward or may have changed.

For our families – your welfare and that of your children is our utmost concern. We understand that the Club closures may impact you and our members in a variety of ways and we want to do all that we can to be a resource for keeping our members learning on track as well as sharing information that may help to you as you navigate this challenging environment.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs launched Cyber Club – here kids will have fun activities to choose from to keep their minds busy and their bodies active. Tune in to follow Club staff as they help make learning fun! Cyber Club does not require membership to Boys & Girls Clubs and any interested youth can access the activities. 
  • Akron Public Schools website offers information to access on-line programming, details on where you can pick-up bagged meals for youth age 1-18 in your family, as well as additional community information and resources. 
  • United Way of Summit County’s 211 system can be a resource when you don’t know where to get information. This valuable on-line directory connects people to resources for food assistance, employment services, mental health services, tax preparation, substance abuse treatment, legal assistance and a variety of special services and tools to mitigate financial situations related to Covid-19 layoffs (inability to pay rent, student loans, car payments, etc.). 
  • For questions about coronavirus you can visit the Center for Disease Control’s website or the Ohio Department of Health’s website

We are looking forward to the day when we can once again open our doors to our youth, invite volunteers and donors back to the Clubs and help our kids prepare for Great Futures. Until then, our wish is that you stay healthy, treat others with kindness, and keep working toward your goals.