About Us

Boys & Girls Club of Marion County gives young people the support, guidance, tools, and skills to succeed in life. We provide comprehensive, affordable afterschool and summer programming for youth Kindergarten through 18. Membership costs just $20 per child per year and entitles youth to unlimited Club access. It is a place where great futures are started each and every day


Our History

  1. 1996

    Founded in Marion County to give youth a safe place to go afterschool.

  2. 2010

    Operating from 6 sites within the Marion City Schools elementary schools. Summer program at the Marion Family YMCA.

  3. 2013

    Moved into our traditional club house at 565 Oak Street allowing the program to serve more members together daily.

  4. 2018

    Merged with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio giving the organization more administrative support and resources to serve more members daily

  5. 2021

    In partnership with the ADAMH board of Marion County the Club received $500,000 for Capital improvements to renovate the building for our  members

  6. 2010

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus entered into a partnership with KIPP Journey Academy to serve an additional 200 youth at the KIPP-Connect Boys & Girls Club.

  7. 2013

    The Ohio Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs received a state grant allowing Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus to open the R.I.S.E. and South Side Boys & Girls Clubs.

  8. 2014

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus partnered with Homeport Ohio to open the Pheasant Run Club and Metro Early College Middle School to open the UA/Metro Club.

  9. 2016

    The Westside Boys & Girls Club relocated from Franklinton to the Hilltop neighborhood to better serve youth and was renamed the J. Ashburn Jr. Club.

  • Among our teen-aged Club members, 99% expect to graduate from high school, and 73% expect to complete some kind of post-secondary education

  • In 2019, Boys & Girls Club of Marion County served over 800 youth.

  • 78% of members believe that our staff members care about them and expect them to succeed in life!

    • 80%of Club teen members volunteer in their community at least once per year, while 36% volunteer in their community at least once per month.

    • 61%of Club members ages 9 and older report getting at least an hour of physical activity on five or more days per week.

Our Impact

The positive impact the Clubs have on youth in Marion is impossible to ignore. Great Futures Start HERE!

Our Leadership Team

  • Maggie Breeding

    Market Area Director

  • Shay Payne

    Assistant Director

  • Tiffany Tackett

    Front Desk


  • Mallory Haas

    Youth Development Professional

  • Nikki Eaton

    Youth Development Professional

  • Mallory Galloway

    Youth Development Professional

  • Mikayla Tritabaugh

    Youth Development Professional

  • Trent Ramsey

    Youth Development Professional

Steering Committee

We are currently adding members to our local steering committee to represent our Marion organization with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio Board. If you are interested please reach out to Maggie Breeding, Area Director at maggie@bgcmarion.org.

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