Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County, NJ

Our Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County provides young people, ages five to 18, in Trenton and surrounding communities with safe havens, academic enrichment, and recreational activities through after-school, weekend, and summer programs.Reading Kid

More than 2,300 youths in the Greater Mercer County area attend programs in our Clubhouse at 212 Centre Street and at seven public elementary schools in the City of Trenton. Teens from five area high schools enroll in Job-Ready programs, complete paid internships, and prepare for post-graduate careers. More than 500 children and teens attend our summer camps.

Our Mission

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

Our Core Beliefs

A Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity.

Our Goals

  • Increase the number of Club members graduating from High School each year.
  • Increase the number of Club members entering into post High School career paths each year.
  • Increase Club members’ school engagement level.
  • Increase Club members’ positive youth development.

Our MembersCute Kids Computer

The Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County touches the lives of more than 2,300 young people every year. Our membership comprises almost equal numbers of boys and girls. Approximately 82 percent of our members are African-American, 12 percent are Hispanic, 2 percent Caucasian, and 4 percent multi-race.

In the City of Trenton, one in three children lives at or below the federal poverty level, 40 percent are growing up in single-parent or non-traditional families, and two out of three students entering kindergarten will not graduate from Trenton High School.