The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque provides fun, friendship, education, character building, and a safe haven for the youth of the Dubuque community. The Club was one of the first 53 clubs in the country and one of the first five West of the Mississippi River.
Looking back in history, when Kate Van Duzee started with a small group of boys in her house in 1900, we have come a long way. From several location changes for the boys, to the inception of the Girl's Club in 1973, to the merging of the two organizations in April 1999, there have been many changes, although one thing has remained constant throughout—the Club is a fun place where kids can come and see a friendly face. No matter what the situation is in our member’s lives, they know when they come to the Club they can leave all their worries behind and have fun!
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dubuque offers a variety of different activities and programs for school age kids to participate.
The Club is a great place to come whether you wish to read a book, use a computer, participate in Brain Games, play a game in the Game Room, paint a plaque or color a picture in Arts & Crafts, or play a game of Kick Ball in the gym. This is just a small sampling of the many, many programs and activities offered everyday at the Boys & Girls Club.
We would like to extend an invitation to everyone to come and see what we have to offer the youth of our community.
- Tom F. Sullivan, Executive Director
To provide the Dubuque-area youth with programs that promote health and wellness, educational, social and cultural, and leadership and character development skills. We place an emphasis on areas with the greatest potential impact, in an environment that enables our members to become responsible, productive, and positive citizens.
The Boys and Girls Club is guided by the following principles.
Guidance in helping boys and girls to:
Monday–Friday: *10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
*Breakfast will be served from 10:30–11:00 a.m.
Monday–Friday: 3:00–7:00 p.m.
Raptor is a visitor management system that enhances the Club's security by reading a visitor's drivers’ license (or other approved government issued ID), comparing information against a sex offender database to alert school administrators and District police if a match is found. Once cleared through the system, a visitor badge is produced that includes a photo, name of the visitor, date & time, and destination.Read More