About Us

Boys & Girls Club of Newark opened on September 16th, 2019. The Club provides young people the support, guidance, tools, and skills to succeed in life. Comprehensive after-school and summer programming for youth ages 6 through 18 costs only $5 per child per academic year and entitles youth to unlimited Club access. The Club is a place where great futures are started each and every day!

Our Impact

The positive impact the Clubs will have on youth in Newark will be transformative for the community. Great Futures Start HERE!

  • Boys & Girls Club of Newark, when open, will have the capacity to serve 1,000 youth.

  • Nationally, older teens with an optimal Club experience are 40% more likely to be on-track to graduate from high school.

  • 54% of Boys & Girls Club alumni said the Club saved their life.

  • Graduating Club members are twice as likely to be interested in STEM careers than their peers nationally.

  • $1 invested in Boys & Girls Clubs equates to $9.60 in economic benefits to the individual and society.

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Our Leadership Team

  • Doug Wolf  CEO

  • Amanda Vozzella Market Director

    If you are interested in learning more about the club, please email: avozzella@bgcnewarkohio.org Work Hard! Play Hard!

  • Amy Sanders Associate Director of Programs and Operations


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  • Want to join our team?
    Check out our available career opportunities.

Steering Committee

  • Adam Weinberg President Denison University

  • Raj Bellani Chief of Staff Denison University

  • Lee Heckman Partner Reese, Pyle & Meyer

  • Sally Heckman Vice President First Federal

  • Cynthia Menzer Governing Board A Call to College

  • Matt Miller Executive Vice President Park National Bank

  • Sarah Schwab President & COO Matesich DistributingCo.

  • Jennifer Roberts Executive Director TJ Evans Foundation

  • Paul M. Thompson President First Federal Savings & Loan

  • David Lewis Superintendent Newark City Schools

  • Rob Montagnese President & CEO Licking Memorial Hospital

  • Lindsay Englefield Former Vice President of Marketing First Federal

  • Barry Connell Retired NPD Police Chief

  • Sarah Wallace Board Chair First Federal Savings & Loan