Day for Kids

Unlike many other countries, America does not have an official day to celebrate its children. Along with the support of other leading youth-serving organizations, we’re working to change that by establishing a Saturday in September each year as Boys & Girls Clubs Day for Kids.

Created as a day to foster relationships between adults and children, the mission of BGC Day for Kids is to establish a day to celebrate and honor American children through the gift of meaningful time. Research shows that when adults spend meaningful time with kids it helps them develop a positive self-image and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Now, more than ever, BGC Day for Kids provides adults and kids an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and celebrate the wonder of life and the fulfillment of spending time together.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America hopes to make BGC Day for Kids a permanent part of our national culture. Soon we hope the month of September not only recalls the full swing of the fall and back-to-school season, but also BGC Day for Kids, the day we devote our hearts and our minds to our children as a nation.

  • Take the Day for Kids pledge and commit to spending meaningful time with a young person.
  • Sign up for Day for Kids news!
  • Find tips on spending meaningful time with young people 365 days a year.
  • Be a kid and play a game online.

Help us celebrate kids and teens!  Make it a Day for Kids!