Our mission is to

inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Find out more about our programs below:
Main Club Site

Since 2004 the old Carbondale High School Gym and lower level have been the home of the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale.  The lower level houses nine activity rooms, some of which serve as home base for different age groups. Outside play space behind and on the side of the building offer ample room for sports, recreation programs and events.

Rebound Alternative High School

In 2016 Rebound became a formally chartered unit of the BGCC.  This is one of three programs operated by BGCC in the Carbondale Public Schools that is funded by the federal 21st Century Learning Center grants. Education, Leadership, Counseling, and Recreation Programs are the focus. In addition, teens at Rebound may opt to attend other afterschool programs at the Main Club site. 

Carbondale Middle School

The second of the 21st Century Learning Center sites serves youth in 6th through 8th grades.  This program called J.U.M.P. (Just Us Making Progress) meets at CMS from 3 to 6 pm.  

Lewis School

The third of the 21st Century Learning Center sites serves youth in 4th and 5th grades.  This program is called P.R.I.D.E., which stands for Preparing Responsible Individuals Determined for Excellence. The program runs from 3 p.m to 6 p.m.


Group of Boys and Girls club Volunteers


How to Become a Member

Membership for the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale runs from January through December. 

For youth in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade it is $20.00 per year.

High School youth is $10.00 per year.

If youth are enrolled in JUMP (Carbondale Middle School), PRIDE (Lewis School) and/or Rebound Alternative High School, the fee is waived.

Please feel free to contact the club at 618-457-8877 with any questions.

No-Cost Ways to Help

Do you shop online? Visit our AmazonSmile link next time you’re making a purchase, and Amazon will make a donation to our club!

Interested in more ways you can help the club? Click Here for More Information

The Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale October 2018 Business of the Month – Murdale Ace Hardware


Recent News

Trivia Night at the Oscars

Trivia Night at the Oscars Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm Copper Dragon (750 E Grand Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901) Movie Trivia Night Includes: – Dinner by Great Boars of Fire; Silent Auction; 50/50 Raffle; Winning Trivia Table – Each member receives a Bottle of Wine or Sparkling Grape Juice, Movie Gift Card, and a […]

Summer Programming – Experience the Magic Blue Door County Fair Fun and Teen Meet & Teach

Summer programming will begin on June 4th – Experience the Magic Blue Door County Fair for all ages!  High School youth will work with Mr. Evan Brown with summer workshops on videography, photography, music production, and so much more…stay tuned for more information

BGCC Full day Summer Program!!

It’s almost summer! Our theme this summer will be Experience the Magic – Blue Door County Fair Fun!  We will also have an all day program with project based academics in the morning. This all day program is $40.00 per week. Regular hours will be 12-5 for the yearly membership fee. But for $40.00 per […]

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