Merlin J. Bellinger Memorial Gifts


For the past six years, amazing community individuals have devoted their time and resources to our biggest annual celebration. Each year, seven community leaders step up and offer their time to mentor seven Club members that are competing to be the named St. Joseph County's "Youth of The Year" and "Junior Youth of the Year"

Save the date for April 29, 2016 for the next Greatest Kids celebration!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County are thrilled to announce the Great Futures Campaign! We are joining Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide to redefine the opportunity equation for kids by elevating the critical role out-of-school time plays in a their development. Through the Great Futures Campaign, our organization seeks to ensure that every child and teen has access to a safe place—both after school and during the summer—where they can build the knowledge, skills and behaviors to put them on the path for success.

You, too, can make a difference in our community.

Here are some easy ways to join us in our mission!

1. Give what is most important—your time. Apply to volunteer today! Easy Online Application!

2. Invest in the future of our community and financially support club programs. Donate today!

3. Like us on Facebook at and be sure to select get notifications!

4. Add one of our taglines to your email signature!

OPTION 1:The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County believe that all kids deserve #GreatFutures. At 3:00 p.m., millions of them leave school with no place to go. Help us Open the Door at

OPTION 2: With back-to-school comes after-school. At 3 p.m., 15 million kids in America will go unsupervised, unguided and unsafe. Stand with the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County as we Open the Door to #GreatFutures at

5. Help us spread the word about the importance of after-school programming and share our message with your family and friends!

6. Have your own idea about how you can be involved? We’d love to hear it! Reach out to Bethany Hartley via email or call (574) 968-9660 ext 1212.



What are the Club kids up to today!?