Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro announces winter programming

Club to offer new transportation options from elementary schools

BRATTLEBORO — The Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro begins 2022 at its Flat Street Teen Club with programming for everyone in grades 6–12, beginning Monday, Jan. 10.

The full range of skill-based programs focus on workforce development, community service, environmental stewardship, and academic achievement in collaboration with HatchSpace, New England Youth Theatre, the Root Social Justice Center, Windham County Humane Society, and others.

All programs are free for members.

Membership is available for kids in our community in grades 6-12. The cost is $25 for a season and $100 for the entire year, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

“We are focused on the needs of the community, helping members relieve stress, build skills, make connections, have fun, and provide a safe space for everyone,” Executive Director Michelle Simpson said in a news release.

Space is limited to 10 participants per program, and registration is required.

The clubhouse is open Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. The club offers the area's only indoor skate park, a tech lab, and a game room with pool, ping pong, and more, plus performance space and a music room.

Daily transportation is available from Brattleboro Area Middle School to the club, and, as of 2022, from each of the three Brattleboro public elementary schools for sixth graders.

In alignment with its mission, the club will provide a phone-free oasis for members by implementing a new policy to limit how long members can spend on mobile devices.

The club also offers after-school programming at Retreat Farm for those in kindergarten through grade 5. This fully outdoor, licensed program allows the club's youngest members to enjoy nature and play in the forest.

Visit for more information and to register.

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