Agents of positive change

With safe places to learn & play, positive role models, & educational programming, Boys & Girls Clubs of Rutland County has helped local kids thrive since 1996.

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision, yet young people need to know that someone cares about them.

The Boys & Girls Club offers this and more. The Club’s programs and services promote and enhance the development of children by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. They are truly The Positive Place For Kids.

Our Mission

Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive responsible and caring citizens. Our goal is to provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future. Our Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, hope, and opportunity.

Our Facilitates

Our Main Facility is located at 71-77 Merchants Row in downtown Rutland, we have more than 6,700 square feet of space. The site has 2 Junior Clubs, 1 for ages 5-9 & the other for ages 10-12, the site also has a Teen Center for ages 13-18. Our Club features an Art Room, Kitchen, Café, Snack Bar and more.

Our Gym is located on 21 Merchants Row at the Knights of Columbus Building. It provides is the opportunity to conduct daily fitness and recreation programs.

The Hickory Street Club is located at the Community Center at 15 Juneberry Lane. The Unit offers many of the same programs as our downtown facility. In addition, the site also features a spacious playground, an outdoor basketball court and is within walking distance of Meadow Street Park.

The Barstow Club is located at the Barstow Memorial School; 223 Chittenden Rd in Chittenden Vermont. The Unit offers many of the same programs as our other units. In addition, The site also features a Spacious Field, A Gym, and Many More.

The Fair Haven Club is located at


board of directors

  • Caitlin Perry (President)
  • Lori Arner
  • Betsy Hassan
  • Jamie Jensen
  • Frank Johnson
  • Brooke Olsen-Farrell
  • Pastor William Kingsley