The Boys & Girls Club is a positive place for kids! The Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club was established in 1964 by a group of people that believed a place was needed to serve boys of the Ogdensburg area to provide them with educational, recreational, social skills, and other positive traits. Admitting its first ever girl member in 1975, today the Ogdensburg Boys & Girls Club serves over 1,000 boys and girls a year from Ogdensburg and throughout St. Lawrence County.
The addition of the John E. Claxton Memorial Learning Center in the fall of 2002 expanded the club’s academic opportunities for its members establishing “Power Hour” for students to receive tutoring in all academic areas. The learning center also hosts the newest addition to the club, the SUNY ATTAIN Lab, which opened in the Spring of 2005. The ATTAIN Lab contains 15 state of the art computers with built in academic coursework for children and adults of all ages, including internet access. The lab is in partnership with the SUNY Research Foundation and is servicing club members and much of the adult community free of charge.