What We Do  > Frequently Asked Questions

Membership

What is the cost?

The cost is $30 per year, per child. Summer costs are extra and vary per Club. 

Are there any additional fees for after school care?

Some Clubs may have additional fees for extra curricular activities, field trips and transportation. Please contact your local club for information.

Do you have to maintain a certain income level?

No.

Do you provide scholarships for youth or foster youth?

Scholarships are reviewed case by case and are dependent on availability.

Is attendance required?

No, we are a drop in facility and do not require attendance but recommend your child come at least three days per week.

Do you provide discounts?

Our fees are structured to be affordable; some Clubs can set up payment plans if necessary. The cost is $30 per year, per child.

Can out of state children attend?

Yes.

Do memberships transfer?

Memberships are available at the 6 locations associated with Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana. Membership is non-transferable to outside clubs.

Do you provide meals/snacks?

All year, snacks are provided at no additional cost. Dinner may be provided at certain Club locations at no additional cost. 

Do you provide transportation?

Transportation varies per Club. Contact the Club directly to find out if schools will drop off at the Club or if your selected Club provides a route from your child’s school. Transportation is first come, first serve and can require a minimum amount of attendance to ensure members most in need are able to attend the Club. Transportation home from the Club is not provided.

Are you open during school breaks or holidays?

All Clubs are open during Summer break. Most Clubs run a Spring Break program. Please call your local Club for other breaks.

Can my child bring a friend for a day?

Club visits are allowed all year and are limited to one day. Waivers must be signed prior to attending.

Programmatic

Will my child receive one on one tutoring?

All youth are provided homework assistance. Tutoring is on a case by case basis and dependent on volunteers.

How do your sport’s leagues work?

Athletic and sports vary per Club. Our leagues are intramural. We offer basketball, flag football, soccer, and baseball. You must be a member of the Club to participate in a sports league.

Are there programs for specific age groups?

Our programs are age-appropriate and geared to meet the needs and interests of various ages. There are several specific programs for every age, including teen programming.

Volunteer

I’m interested in volunteering as a parent. How do I do that?

Yes, we would love to have you as a volunteer. Please visit our volunteer page for instructions on how to sign up. You may discuss current opportunities with the Club Director and then complete the volunteer enrollment process.

Do you accept court-ordered volunteers?

No.

Can I volunteer as a teenager?

Yes, parent approval is required. Volunteer application must be filled out.

Is there a minimum amount of days or hours?

Depends on your availability. To gain the most of your experience, we recommend setting up a schedule conducive to your talent and the Club’s needs.

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