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Staying Fit In Pottstown


Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County, a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, is now serving the youth of Pottstown at both school and community-based afterschool locations.

Programs will include those in Boys & Girls Club’s five core areas of sports, fitness and recreation; the arts; health and wellness; character and leadership development; and education and career development, as well as Pottstown School District’s structured tutoring and other academic programs. 

Olivet Boys & Girls Club offers afterschool programs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at

  • Edgewood Elementary
  • Franklin Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary

We also offer afterschool programs at the Richard J. Ricketts Center Pottstown Club to youth between the ages of six and eighteen. During the academic year, the club is open from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s teen nights are held from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

During the summer months, the Pottstown Club is open from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Adult health and fitness programs are held during the day and evening on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact the Club for Center hours, programs and membership information by calling 484-945-1020.

The Ricketts Center also provides adult health and fitness services during the day and evening. Contact the Club for Center hours, programs and membership information. Call: 484-945-1020

About 21st Century After-School in Pottstown

Since 2004, the district has been a partner with community and faith-based organizations to provide after-school programs for students in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. The involvement of the community and creating a community culture that embraces and values learning is critical to the education of youth and to their success in life. The District’s after-school programs operate in partnership with the Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County. Olivet currently manages three after-school programs at Franklin Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, and Edgewood Elementary. The Pottstown extensions of Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs offer reading and math tutoring with certified teachers, summer academic and camp programs, homework help, daily meals, sports and recreation, nutrition education, positive socialization, and special field trips. Other community partners include Pottstown Area Police Athletic League; Pottstown Public Library; Hill School; Archdiocese of Philadelphia; Penn State Cooperative Extension; and the Gallery School of Pottstown.

Funding partners to support this work include or have include federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers; Pennsylvania Education Assistance Program (EAP); the JCPenney After-school Fund; U.S. Tennis Association; Greater Pottstown Foundation; Association for Curriculum Development’s Healthy School Communities Initiative; PA Safe Schools Initiative; Pottstown Health and Wellness Foundation; and substantial in-kind support from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In addition to these funding sources, the Pottstown School District is participating in a state-sponsored Sustainability Planning Process with the Center for Schools and Communities to assist in the development and writing of a sustainability plan that will provide guidance and focus on what is possible; bring new partners on board; and convince investors, to support after-school in Pottstown.