The Boys & Girls Club of Camden County (B&GCCC) welcomes over 2,800 children to the Marjorie and Lewis Katz Clubhouses every year. The B&GCCC currently runs two clubhouses, one in Parkside and the other in East Camden. The first clubhouse opened in September 2007. The goal of the B&GCCC is to provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future. The dynamic atmosphere of the clubhouses makes learning exciting and fun.
In early 2017 the Katz Foundation partnered with Camden City Schools to allow the school district to utilize the Marjorie and Lewis Katz building while the new Camden High School was being rebuilt. On October 1st the Marjorie and Lewis Katz Clubhouse in Parkside reopened its doors again to the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County after a one-year hiatus.
As part of its commitment to the youth of Camden, the Katz Foundation has collaborated with the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County, the Camden’s Charter School Network and the Camden City Board of Education to provide after school programming at the Parkside Clubhouse. The club will be open from Monday through Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Thanks to a grant provided by the Katz Foundation, the first 50 youth will be accepted into the “Teen Program” at no cost to their families. Several exciting classes will be offered including cooking and driving instruction, as well as a recording studio and sports activities.
“It brings my family great joy to collaborate with these great partners in the City of Camden in order to provide a safe space for young people to learn and thrive.” Drew Katz
Let’s continue to make things happen in Camden City and urge Mayor Moran to support the Camden Charitable Funding Project that will fund the Boys and Girls Club and many other non-profit organizations in Camden City!