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
President and CEO
Dir. of Buildings & Grounds
VP of Programming / AmeriCorps Program Director
VP: Sites and Services
Clinton Street Club – Club Director
Glenside Club – Site Coordinator
Mulberry Club – Club Director
Oakbrook Club – Club Director
Center For The Arts – Director of the Arts
Pendora Park – Club Director
PAL Club – Club Director
Olivet Blue Mountain Camp, Hamburg
Board of Directors
Mr. John Massaro
Mr. Gary Redner
Immediate Past Chair
Mrs. Rachel Kuhn
Mr. Mike Mizak
Mrs. Carolyn Bamberger
Additional Board Members
Mr. Jobany Bedoya
Mr. Abraham Cepeda
Mrs. Pat Donahue
Ms. Sabrena Elmarzouky