More than sixty years ago, dedicated and visionary members of the Kiwanis Club of Hamilton East recognized the need for quality programs and recreation opportunities for children and youth and opened Hamilton's very first Boys and Girls Club in the northeast end of the city. Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton now draws more than 4,000 children and youth from across the city and operates in multiple locations to better meet the needs of families in diverse neighbourhoods.
In addition to the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club on Ellis Avenue, the Sanford Boys and Girls Club at the corner of Wilson, and the McQuesten Boys and Girls Club at the east end of Britannia, services are provided through seven Neighbourhood sites of our Ontario Early Years Centre, and free transportation programs that bring children from five different schools and community locations to the pool, gym, and programs at our largest location at the corner of Ellis and Campbell. We are also pleased to announce the opening of the free Let's Get Moving program in nine elementary schools across the city where children in grades one through six will experience active living, nutrition, and person well-being programming in a registered and well-supervised environment every day after school.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton has grown into one of the region's most established and effective youth serving organizations and looks forward to continuing to enhance our capacity to serve the community and meet neighbourhood needs. We are proud of our history of leveling the playing field and providing opportunities for children and youth to reach their full potential in life, by supporting their healthy physical, educational, and social development.
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