February 17, 2022 (2 Minute Read)
By Nicole Cedrone, Bramptonist
The Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of Peel will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. The BGC is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that engages children, youth and families across the Region of Peel, which includes Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon.
Since 1983 the BGC have served people from all walks of life, especially at-risk children, youth and families. The BGC programs provide low-income communities a safe place for people to participate in impactful, fun activities that support the development of confidence, learning and positive relationships.
BGC offers a wide range of programs including after school programs, sports, peer mentorship, crafts and cooking classes. They also have programs to help families plan for March break and throughout the summer.
They offer 2 leadership programs for children in two different age groups, 10-13 years old and 14-18 years. The program for the 14-18 year olds focuses on fostering future community leaders.
The program’s success is a reflection of the quality of people who volunteer and work for BGC. The volunteers and workers bring a variety of skills and experience including Early Childhood Educators, teachers and social workers. The BGC also have a strong relationship with both the Peel Public School board and the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board. BGC staff are every day people who have a passion and are committed to working with children, youth and families.
BGC offices are located at 247 McMurchy Ave South where a small but dedicated group of staff work to make all the programs successful. Michael Gyovai, the Executive Director of BGC Peel, says they’re a small but mighty organization.
BGC Peel can be found on all social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, For more information, visit their website here.