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

History

Since our founding in 1991, our Club has a rich tradition of serving the youth in our community.

1991 - Club is founded as STOPP (Students to Offset Peer Pressure) offering services to teens
1993 - Name is changed to Souhegan Valley Teens, then Souhegan Valley
1994-1997 - Club operates at the National Guard Armory
1997 - Programs move to the Granite Grange in Milford

By the fall of 1999, the Club has 75 members and is averaging 40 children a day

2000 - Programs move to a renovated storefront in Granite Town Plaza

Daily attendance increases to 60 kids a day!

2004 - The Club moves to its current home

The former American Stage Festival building and property is purchased by the Amato family and donated as the site of a new facility. A capital campaign is launched to renovate the theater and build a new Club around the existing structure. A footbridge is installed over the Souhegan River to connect the Club to the town’s recreation fields, pool, tennis courts, and skate park.

2006 - The Club launches the Riverbend Youth Company

The BGCSV produces its first ever musical, Les Miserables, in early 2006, closely followed by Anne of Green Gables, at the new facility. This begins a defining focus on the arts, reflected in the 100+ youth productions that are performed by the RYC in the next twelve years.

2007 - the Club floods

On April 16, the Club suffers devastating floods that forces the building to close. Thanks to incredible support from the community, programs are offered in alternate locations and the Club reopens on May 21.

2009 - Club membership increases to 630 kids a year!
2012 - Community Action for Safe Teens (CAST) becomes a committee of the BGCSV

CAST joins with a charter to prevent substance abuse and promote healthy choices for youth throughout Souhegan Valley.

Spring 2016 - BGCSV breaks ground on new gym

Club staff, board members, and the 2016 Youth of the Year grab their shovels and break ground for the new gym, which is built over the next six months.

Fall 2016 - The gym officially opens!

In October 2016, Club members cut the ribbon on the brand new gymnasium, starting the newest chapter in the history of the Club. We are proud to offer ongoing athletic programs and allow our kids the space to play all year round.

2018 - Greenfield unit opens

In the fall of 2018, the Souhegan Valley Club opened its first satellite site in Greenfield, NH

Today

The Club is a thriving organization and community staple, serving more than 1,000 members each year in the towns surrounding us with an average of close to 200 kids coming through our doors each day. Programming runs all year round and includes academic help, athletic programs, a vibrant theater community, engaging STEAM programming, and community service and leadership clubs. We love our members and couldn’t be happier with where the Club continues to go.

Upcoming Events
  1. Souhegan Valley Alateen

    April 9 @ 4:00 pm
  2. Children’s Resiliency Retreat

    April 11
  3. Souhegan Valley Alateen

    April 16 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Souhegan Valley Alateen

    April 23 @ 4:00 pm
  5. Souhegan Valley Alateen

    April 30 @ 4:00 pm
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Our Parents Say..

We have had nothing but an amazing experience here. -Amy, Club Parent
Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley
2017-03-13T11:54:16-04:00
We have had nothing but an amazing experience here. -Amy, Club Parent
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Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley

March 30, 2020

Due to current events, the Club will be closed until May 4. If you need to contact us, please don't hesitate to call (603) 801-8591 or email our Executive Director Mike Goodwin at mgoodwin@svbgc.org or our Operations Director Caitlin Hunter at chunter@svbgc.org. For our current online programming, visit our BGCSV Activities facebook page.

Along with the rest of the world, we’ve been closely monitoring the evolving situation with COVID-19. It has brought uncertainty and disruption to the communities we serve, but Boys & Girls Clubs of Souhegan Valley’s top priority has not changed: the health and safety of the children we serve.

I wanted to take a moment to keep you informed on how we are doing everything we can to ensure the well-being of our Club members, as well as the staff and volunteers who work at/with the Club.

We remain in close and regular contact with local, regional and state health officials and are monitoring the regular updates from the Federal government, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as the World Health Organization (WHO). Though the situation around the virus remains fluid, our goal is to continue our mission – to serve those kids who need us the most – both during and after the crisis affecting all of us now.

Here are some of the proactive steps we’ve quickly taken to continue to protect the well-being of our members, as well as to continue the important work of the Club:

  1. Established a weekly meeting schedule, made up of Club leadership and Board members, to monitor the situation, stay in close contact with local, regional and national officials and share insights to Club staff, parents and greater Milford community.
  2. Reinforced our Safety Standards with additional emphasis on virus prevention protocols across the organization and to our Club members’ families.
  3. Expanded opportunities for Club staff members to reduce their risk of contracting and spreading infections, and ensure they have the necessary support during these uncertain times.
  4. Defined what resources we can provide to our kids and families, whether the Club itself is open or closed.
  5. Utilized virtual resources developed by our staff to continue connection and engagement with Club members and their families remotely.
  6. Taken extra steps to ensure our Clubhouses are clean, sanitized and that those who enter are symptom-free.

The safety and well-being of our Club members remains our foremost priority, and we will continue to share updates with you as quickly and transparently as possible.

What Can You Do?

If you are interested in taking action to support the Club’s mission during this crisis, consider the following:

  • Continue to support us. We need you now more than ever! Our kids – and their parents – will need us throughout this crisis.
  • Continue to talk about the important work the Club does to your network and the greater community.
  • Like us on social media. Share, Click, Comment. https://www.facebook.com/svbgc/
  • Mail gift cards from local grocery stores to our office for distribution to families in need.
  • If you have any ideas or thoughts to help please contact our Development Director Cory Sullivan at csullivan@svbgc.org
  • If during this time you can help to support the club financially please visit https://svbgc.org/support-the-club/

Thank you for your continued support and care of Boys & Girls Clubs of Souhegan Valley.

Executive Director

Mike Goodwin