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Boys and Girls Club Awarded Nationally

Each year, Boys and Girls Clubs of America present the Gateway to Impact Awards to organizations with noteworthy increases in average daily attendance (ADA) and capacity utilization in the previous year. The Awards celebrate Clubs contributions to the mission and comprehensive strategy to drive ADA, increase frequency of attendance and expand tenure of Club members.


Our Club continues to significantly improve the communities that we serve. Be reaching out to youth and engaging them on a frequent basis at the Club, we offer regular access to essential programs and services. As a result, young people with higher levels of participation demonstrate greater positive outcomes. That’s why we’re working together as a Movement to encourage members of all ages to attend the Club more often, participate more deeply and remain involved as they make the transition from childhood to adulthood.


Located at 317 Comingo Avenue, the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Missouri has served the youth of Joplin for 57 years. The Club provides programs for more than 600 boys and girls annually in the areas of character and leadership development; educational enhancement; career preparation; health and life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness and recreation.