Boys & Girls Clubs of Lodi, Hackensack & Teaneck: Great Futures Start Here

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lodi, Hackensack & Teaneck: Great Futures Start Here

Administrative Offices:

460 Passaic Avenue

Lodi, NJ  07644

(973) 473-7410

*We are a 501(c) 3 Charitable Organization* Federal Tax ID#22-1632037

Clubhouse Locations:

Boys & Girls Club of Lodi

460 Passaic Avenue

Lodi, NJ  07644

(973) 473-7410 ext. 101

Boys & Girls Club of Hackensack

Located in the Oratam Housing Complex

170B Sussex Street

Hackensack, NJ  07601

(201) 880-7244 ext. 117

Boys & Girls Club of Teaneck

479 Maitland Avenue

Teaneck, NJ  07666

(201) 945-1236 ext. 501

What do we offer?

*After School Programs

*Summer Camps


*Field Trips



Visit our website for Employment Information:

Volunteer Opportunities:

We are always looking for Motivated & Passionate Individuals who will help us enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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


Provide a world-calls Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living a healthy lifestyle.

The Formula for Impact

The Formula for Impact is a road map for clubs to help ensure that members achieve our priority outcomes of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyle.

It represent the five elements for positive youth development:

  1. A safe positive environment
  2. Fun
  3. Supportive relationships
  4. Opportunities and expectations
  5. Recognition

It also incorporates high yield learning activities, targeted programs and regular attendance.

Power Hour: making minutes count:

Power Hour:

Making Minutes Count helps Club members ages 6-18 achieve academic success by providing homework help, tutoring and high yield learning activities and encouraging members to become self-directed learners. Printed program materials include a resource guide for program coordinators, homework helpers and tutors and a poster sized Power Points chart for tracking and rewarding participants progress.

Tutoring Program: Assisting children in a one on one setting with homework help.

Literacy Leaders: Volunteers will implement story time with grade levels K-1.

Triple Play: Game plan for the body

The “Body” component of Triple Play promotes becoming more physically active through fun daily fitness routines. Curricula/programs include Daily Challenges and Triple Play Leadership Clubs (formerly Sports Clubs). These resources encourage youth to become more physically active through fun fitness routines. Triple Play Leadership Clubs infuse small-group leadership and service into active play.

Gym: Volunteers will assist the Gym Director with group activities in after school program.

Recreational Basketball League: Volunteers need as referees.

Healthy Habits is the “Mind” component of the Triple Play program. The Healthy Habits curricula is designed to teach young people about the benefits of developing healthy habits such as eating smart and being physically active; equip young people with skills to adopt healthier habits by participating in fun and engaging learning activities both at the Club and at home; and encourage young people to take small steps toward positive behavior changes. The program, for ages 6 to 15 is the Mind component of Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body and Soul.

The “Soul” component of the Triple Play program encompasses the social recreation activities that are critical to positive youth development. This includes strengthening interpersonal skills, positive behavior and good character through social recreation programs.

National Fine Arts Exhibit:

National Fine Arts: This year round program encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.

Using the interactive National Fine Arts Program Guide, staff can guide youth through the various art projects with step by step instructions and instructural videos. A panel of distinguished judges selects works for inclusion in the National Fine Arts Exhibit, which is displayed throughout the ensuing year at BGCA events, including the annual National Conference. Visit our National Fine Arts Exhibit which highlights the artistic talents of our Club members. Enjoy!


Mentoring Program: Become a positive adult in a child’s life and expand his/her world by spending time in the community together. Mentor and Mentee are matched based on interests, hobbies and compatibility. This mentoring program also has an academic component; mentors are expected to provide additional reading help to their mentees twice a month. Mentors are free to plan and implement their own reading strategies or work with the Educational Director to ensure that mentees are improving in their reading skills.

Passport to Manhood:

Passport to Manhood consists of 14 sessions each concentrating on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities. Each Club participant receives his own ‘passport’ to underscore the notion that he is on a personal journey of maturation and growth. The program includes a service project where boys learn the importance of giving back to the community. Passport to Manhood represents a targeted effort to.

Smart Girls:

SMART GIRLS: offers young women ages 8 to 17 guidance toward healthy attitudes and lifestyles, eating right, staying fit, getting good health care and more.

Encouraging young women to have healthy attitudes and lifestyles, SMART Girls helps them reach their full potential. Through dynamic sessions, group activities, field  trips and mentoring opportunities with adult women, Club girls enjoy the opportunity to build skills for eating right, staying  physically fit, getting good health care and developing positive relationships.

Other topics addressed include how the media influences attitudes about females; date rape and sexual harassment; sexually transmitted diseases; sexual myths and truths; getting regular gynecological care and physical and emotional changes girls’ experiences.

Smart Moves:

The program uses a team approach involving Club staff, peer leaders, parents and community representatives. More than simply emphasizing a “Say No” message, the program teaches young people ages 6 to 15 how to say no by involving them in discussion and role-playing, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influence. The ultimate goal; to promote abstinence from substance abuse and adolescent sexual involvement through the practice of responsible behavior.

Positive Action:

Positive Action is a systematic educational program that promotes an intrinsic interest in learning and encourages cooperation among students. It works by teaching and reinforcing the intuitive philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions. Out thoughts lead to actions and those actions lead to feelings about ourselves which in turn lead to more thoughts. This program empowers greatness through positive learning, in a growing environment. Positive Action takes into consideration all aspects of a person: Mental, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social.


DIY Stem:

The STEM program allows our club members to use their creative and uniquely innovative minds to approach STEM. They are able to be inventive while being fully immersed in our next generations’ problems and aspirations to better our world. Through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics our children can see the world all around us in a different light. Our hands-on activities range depending on the topic of the week. A few of our activities that the club members have immersed themselves in are as follows: Waterbotics, Volcanoes, “The Egg Drop Challenge”, the APP project etc.

KEYSTONE: The Ultimate Teen Program

Keystone Clubs:

This unique leadership development experience provides opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate, both in and out of the Club, in activities in three focus areas; academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.

Torch Club:


Torch Clubs are chartered, small group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13.

A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which club staff can help meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life. Torch Club members learn to elect officers and work together to implement activities in four areas; service to Club and community; education; health and fitness and social recreation. The Staples National Torch Club Awards are presented annually to Torch Clubs with outstanding programs and activities in each area. Each year, Torch Club members from across the country take part in a service learning experience through the National Torch Club Project.

Disclaimer: This information was taken from the Boys & Girls Club pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above numbers for more information on their programs. There is a lot to choose from.








About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Boys & Girls Clubs of Lodi, Hackensack & Teaneck: Great Futures Start Here

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the Boys & Girls Club directly for more information on all their programs.

    Liked by 1 person

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