Our MIssion & History
Olivet Boys & Girls Club was one of the original 50 organizations that banded together with like youth groups from across the country to form what became Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
We serve over 3,000 youth annually.
Our Club is a chartered member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and incorporates many of the national organizations ’ tested youth development programs into our own program lineup.
For most of the club’s history, we had two units in two neighborhoods, Clinton Street and Mulberry Street. During the 1990s the Club expanded into several new areas of the city. The Club currently operates five clubhouses in Reading, with additional satellite sites in Robesonia and Shillington.
Our programs address the region’s most pressing and immediate youth issues of education support, after school programming, and mentoring – all of which are provided by caring and knowledgeable staff. We adhere to the national Boys & Girls Club of America’s initiative to help young people between the ages of six and eighteen get a healthy start and enter school ready to perform to the best of their ability cognitively, physically, socially, and emotionally.
Our three core areas of programming promote Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship. To reach and serve as many youths as possible, our programs and services are available during non-school hours and during the summer at free or greatly reduced costs.
Olivet Boys & Girls Club Statistics
Overall, our services target undeserved youth from diverse communities within the City of Reading.
What You Can Expect from Our Programs
Our programs address the region’s most pressing and immediate youth issues of education support, afterschool programming and mentoring – all of which is provided by caring and knowledgeable staff. We adhere to the national Boys & Girls Club of America’s initiative to help young people between the ages of six and eighteen get a healthy start and enter school ready to perform to the best of their ability cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally.
of youth come from single parent households
qualify for free or reduced lunch programs
live at or below the national poverty line
of our members expect to graduate from high school
take more responsibility for their actions
Olivet Management & Administrative Team
President and CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President of Operations
Vice President of Development
Vice President of Programming
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
Community Engagement and Resource Development
Director of Grant-Funded Programs & Volunteer Services
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Community Relations Coordinator
Olivet Site Directors
D.R.E.A.M & Reading Youth Police Academy Program Coordinator
Center for the Arts Director
Blue Mountain Camp Caretaker
PAL Site Director
Clinton Site Director
Mulberry Site Director
Pendora Site Director
West Reading Elementary Center Site Director
Oakbrook Site Director
Glenside Site Coordinator
Board of Directors
Vice Chairwoman & Chair, Programming Committee
Immediate Past Board Chair
Chair, Finance Committee
Chair, Governance Committee
Chair, Development Committee
Chair, Safety Committee