Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County Director Coleman with proigram participants at the organization's program facility in Trenton

Featured Partner: Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County

Founded in 1937 by a group of prominent Trenton business owners, the Boys Club of Trenton was formed to provide building-centered recreation programs and services for the children and young people of Trenton.

Today the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County provides young people throughout Mercer County, ages 5-18, with social, enrichment and recreational activities. Programs are offered after school, on weekends, and over the summer, and focus on improving youth outcomes in education, developing social emotional competency and leadership skills, as well as teaching youth to develop healthy lifestyles through physical activity and nutrition, and to grow to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Each year, more than 2,600 young people from around Mercer County, attend Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County programs. And each summe more than 700 children and teens enjoy swimming, art, sports, dance, STEM and exciting field trips through Boys and Girls Club Summer Camps.

Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County’s operations are focused around two Clubhouses: 212 Centre Street in Trenton, and 1040 Spruce Street in Lawrence. The organization also provide After School Programs at 8 public schools in the Trenton and Ewing school districts and offers free busing to its Spruce Street Clubhouse from several Lawrence schools.


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