About Us

Mission & History

“Olivet Boys & Girls Club enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as healthy, productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

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. Our Club is a chartered member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and incorporates many of the national organization’s 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 1990’s 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, 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.  Our three core areas of programming promote Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Good Character & Citizenship.  To reach and serve as many youth as possible, our programs and services are available during non-school hours and during the summer at free or greatly reduced costs.

Fun Facts

Overall, our services target at-risk youth from diverse communities within Reading and Pottstown.

Club Diversity

Current Members

Average Daily Attendance (ADA)

OBGC has seen a 60% increase in ADA.

March 2014 (average) – 305
March 2015 (average) – 491
ADA Goal by December 2015 – 620


of the youth we serve live at or below
the national poverty level


of our members are from
single-parent households

Become a Member

Join the Olivet Boys & Girls Club today and give your child a positive environment to grow and prosper.