Boys & Girls Club of Allentown

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United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
General Information
Description of AgencyBoys & Girls Club of Allentown serves children/youth, 6-18, who are residents of Allentown through a drop-in program. Membership required, $15 per year (Scholarships may be available). Multiple locations in Allentown. The Sixth Street location has a gym, a game room, swimming pool, classrooms, and a computer lab. School year program hours are 3:30-5:30pm for children 6-year-old, 3:30-6:45pm for children 7-11, 7:00-9:30pm for children 12 and older. Summer hours are 10:00am-4:00pm for elementary school programs and 4:00pm-6:00pm for teens.

Sixth Street Clubhouse's recreational activities include basketball, soccer and other sports, arts and crafts, cooking classes and a computer lab. Swim lessons maybe available at the pool. Educational programs include: Make Your M.A.R.K. (Motivated Academically Ready Kids), a math and reading incentive program; Literacy 4 R Youth, a daily literacy program; Project Learn, a program to reinforce learning skills in a fun way; Power hour, a tutoring and homework help program for children, 6-12 and Career Launch which helps teens explore various career fields while learning job readiness skills, and computer awareness programs. SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) is a prevention/education program about the problems of drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity. Keystone and Torch Clubs are chartered, small group character and leadership clubs. Torch Club is for teens, 11-13 and Keystone Club is for teens, 14-18. Boys & Girls Club of Allentown has 5 Clubhouses located across Allentown, PA.

Sixth Street Clubhouse at 720 N. 6th St., Allentown, PA 18102, Turner Street Clubhouse at 1302 Turner St., Allentown, PA 18102, Teen Center at 641 N. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18102, Cumberland Gardens at 501 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown, PA 18103, and Little Lehigh at 671 Lawrence Court, Allentown, PA 18102.
Geographic AreaLehigh, Allentown
Agency TypeNon-profit
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsChildren/youth, 6-18 years of age
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
Hours of OperationOffice: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
Activities: 3:30pm to 9:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's NameElizabeth Butler
Contact's PositionDirector of Operations
Contact's Phone610-432-9944
Physical Site Address 1720 North Sixth Street
Physical Site City, State, ZipAllentown, PA 18102
Main Phone610-432-9944
Director Information
Director's NameDeborah Fries-Jackson
Director's PositionCEO
Director's Phone610-432-9944
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Boys & Girls Club of Allentown
Affiliated Programs: Boys & Girls Club of Allentown
Affiliated Services: Boys & Girls Club of Allentown