BECOME A MEMBER

Becoming a Boys & Girls Club member is easy!  We serve youth at 3 locations in Gaston County:
  • Bessemer City Club (ages 6 & up): 401 E. Washington Avenue, Bessemer City
  • Bradley Teen Center (middle & high school): 1425 W. Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia
  • West Gastonia Club (ages 6 through grade 5): 301 S. Boyd Street, Gastonia

Afterschool Program
Members participate in fun, valuable programs after school at the Boys & Girls Club!  They receive a nutritious snack when they arrive, then break into their groups (based on age/grade) to participate in Power Hour homework help and tutoring program, followed by health & wellness, sports & recreation, and arts programs or field trips!  Dinner is served most days at the Club at 6:00 p.m.  Club hours are after school (around 2:00 p.m.) until 7:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. and until 6:00 p.m. on Fridays.
  • Membership fees are as follows:  $40.00 annual registration fee for each child plus $20.00 per month for the first child and $10.00 per month for each additional child.
  • Children must be between the ages of 6 and 18-years-old. 
  • To enroll your child at the Club, please bring a completed 2016-2017 Membership Application form to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston site your child will be attending. Application forms are available at each Club site.
  • Non-Members between the ages of 6 and 18-years-old may visit once, but then are required to get a membership.
  • Parents must attend the MANDATORY Parent Meeting at the Club location your child will be attending.  After the meetings are held, membership is offered based upon availability.
    • Bessemer City Club meeting will be Friday, August 11th @ 5:30pm (includes Open House) or Wednesday, August 16th @ 5:30pm
    • Bradley Teen Center meeting will be Friday, August 11th @ 6pm (includes Open House) or Thursday, August 17th @ 6pm
    • West Gastonia Club meetings will be Friday, August 11th @ 6pm (includes Open House) or Tuesday, August 15th @ 6pm
  • Parents should read the Parent Handbook for the club their child will be attending.  Parent Handbooks will be given out upon registration.
 
Summer Program
Members participate in fun, valuable programs during our Boys & Girls Club summer day camp!  They receive breakfast when they arrive, then break into their groups (based on age/grade) to participate in fun health & wellness, sports & recreation, and arts programs or field trips!  Lunch is also served every day as part of the Gaston County School Nutrition program.  Club summer hours at West Gastonia and Bradley Teen Center are Mon.-Fri. from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Bessemer City hours are 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m..
  • Membership fees are as follows:  $40.00 registration fee for each child plus $50.00 per month for each child ($100 total for 2 months).
  • Children must be between the ages of 6 and 18-years-old. 
  • To enroll your child at the Club, please bring a completed Membership Application Form to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston site your child will be attending.  Application forms are available at each Club site.
  • Non-Members between the ages of 6 and 18-years-old may visit once, but then are required to get a membership.
  • Parents must attend the MANDATORY Parent Meeting at the Club location your child will be attending.  If you have children at different Clubs, you must attend a parent meeting at BOTH Clubs.  The schedule for the 2017 parent meetings is as follows:
    • Bessemer City: Saturday, May 6th @ 10am and Friday, May 19th @ 6pm
    • Bradley Teen Center: Friday, May 26th @ 6pm and Friday, June 2nd @ 6pm
    • West Gastonia: Friday, April 28th @ 6pm and Friday, May 5th @ 6pm
     * If you missed the parent meeting, please call to schedule a meeting with the Unit Director at the Club your child will be attending.  Bradley Teen Center (980) 320-8388, Bessemer City Club (704) 629-5663, West Gastonia Club (704) 864-6171. 
  • Parents should read the Parent Handbook for the club their child will be attending.  Parent handbooks will be given out upon registration.
For additional questions, please call the Club’s front desk at (704) 864-6171.