Serving over 2,000 young people at four sites!
Part of what makes a Boys & Girls Club unique is a dedicated facility specifically for the specific and sole purpose of serving young people.
In Evansville, we are fortunate to currently have two clubs/sites:
* Springleaf Financial Services Boys & Girls Club of Evansville - 700 Bellemeade Avenue
* Fulton Square Unit - 1328 Dresden (a collaboration with the Evansville Housing Authority)
* Evans School Extension
* Cedar Hall School Extension
Each club has its own unique feel and equally unique opportunities. The Springleaf Financial Services Boys & Girls Club currently serves ages 6-17 and the Fulton Square Unit serves ages 5-14 (5 year olds must be enrolled in kindergarten).
The Springleaf Financial Services Boys & Girls Club of Evansville
Ground was broken on July 8, 2008, and the new 33,000 square foot facility rapidly began to take shape. This project came into being as a result of Berry Plastic's offer to purchase the property of our Main Unit to make way for Berry's expansion.
The site of the Main Unit was once surrounded by homes and families. Today, thanks to Berry Plastics and Springleaf Financial, the Main Unit is again surrounded by nearly 4,300 kids and includes a playground area, baseball field, basketball courts, technology and gaming rooms and lounge and kitchen areas. Club officials recognized the opportunity to relocate the Club's flagship facility and get back into a neighborhood with a high concentration of kids and families.
Working with the City of Evansville, the Club found a new home at 700 Bellemeade Avenue (the former site of the Carver Ridley Rollerdrome) AND with over 60% of current Main Unit members already living in the neighborhood, the Club came to an agreement with the City to build a new facility at Bellemeade Park.