Boys and Girls Club of Cecil County History
The Boys and Girls Club of Cecil County Maryland, Inc. was chartered with the National Organization in December 1999, facing the challenge of bringing quality programs to youth in a rural community.
In June of 2000, after hiring staff and with the daily assistance of the members of AmeriCorps NCCC, the doors opened at three locations in the county: Rising Sun Middle School, Perryville Middle School, and Freeman Hall in Port Deposit. On April 16, 2001 a unit opened in the Town of North East in the old town hall building in scenic North East Town Park.
In September 2002, we opened a location at the old town hall in Rising Sun and then moved our Rising Sun location in January of 2012 to a building located at 51 Colonial Way. In September 2003, the North East Unit moved to its current location at 114 E. Cecil Avenue. In June of 2004 we opened a Club in Charlestown located on Water Street and then moved in September 2010 to the Charlestown Elementary School located at 550 Baltimore Street. On September 4, 2012, we opened a Club in Elkton, MD located at 132 East Hight Street.
We currently have Club Units located in Elkton, North East, Rising Sun and have a program running in the Charlestown Elementary School. Boys and Girls Clubs are centered on the organizations five basic core areas: Character & Leadership Development, Career & Educational Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness, & Recreation.
A great deal has been accomplished in a short period of time, and none would have been possible without the tireless efforts of our Board of Directors, the financial support provided by the entire community, and assistance from Boys and Girls Club of America and our surrounding neighbor Boys and Girls Clubs. Thank you!