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Boys & Girls Club partners with the Junction City Family YMCA to offer Before- and After-School Programs. This is offered separately from USD 475. Below is some general information, which could change from time to time. If you have questions, please call 785-717-4900 or email

The YMCA Boys & Girls Club provides before- and after-school programs for students enrolled in kindergarten through 5th grade. The program is delivered during the school year on days when USD 475 is in session and during the summer. It offers a wide range of structured activities for the children, including homework help, in a safe and fun environment.

The B&GC Application must be completed and submitted before enrollment begins the first week of school. Space is limited. To request an application, email, visit the Karns Building at 300 W. 9th St., or call 785-717-4900. The Before-School Program starts at 6:30 at the Karns Building, 300 W. 9th St. As in the past, a light breakfast will be served and children will be transported to their school in time for breakfast at school. The After-School Program is from 3:15 to 6:00. Students at Eisenhower, Lincoln, Sheridan, Spring Valley, Washington and Westwood will be bused to the Karns Building. A snack is provided.

More information and applications are available by calling 785-717-4900 or emailing

Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Phone: (785) 717-6578 or (785) 717-4900

Clubs offer a variety of tested, proven and nationally recognized programs designed to empower kids and teens to excel in school, become good citizens and lead healthy, productive lives. Programs are tailored to the local community and customized for each age group to meet the interests and developmental needs of young people ages 6-18.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America, in partnership with the U.S. Armed Services, help children face the unique challenges of life in a military family. Through action-oriented partnerships, we commit to providing children of military personnel with critical youth development programs and caring relationships customized to their unique needs, giving families the vital support they need.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s research shows that young people who attend a Club regularly tend to do better than their peers nationally. For instance, according to Boys and Girls Club of America:

  • 68% of Club 12th graders volunteer at least once per month, compared with 39% of 12th graders nationally
  • 90% of Club ninth graders report abstaining from drinking alcohol in the past 30 days, compared with 77% of ninth graders nationally
  • 31% of Club girls ages 12 to 15 are physically active every day, compared with 23% of girls in the same age range nationally
  • A comparison of NYOI and National Survey on Drug Use and Health data suggests that low-income, regularly attending Club members ages 12 to 17 outperform their peers nationally on school grades. About three-quarters of these Club members report earning mostly As and Bs in school, compared with 67 percent of youth nationally

Clubs provide a fun, safe and constructive environment for kids and teens during out-of-school hours. Community-based and led by professional staff, Clubs serve small towns, large metropolitan areas, public housing communities, and native populations, as well as those who live on U.S. military installations worldwide. They offer programs and services to help young people succeed in school, develop leadership skills, and maintain healthy lifestyles.

Elementary Student Care

Kindergarten through 5th grade in all elementary schools EXCEPT those located on Fort Riley and in Milford.
Times: Morning Drop-Off 6:30-7:10 (van leaves for schools at 7:15). Afternoon program is 3:15 PM – 6:00 PM Mon-Fri.
*Transportation is offered to and from the schools.

Middle and High School Student Activities

Middle School activities are only on planned days when schools are notified in advance.
High School activities are located at the Freshman Success Academy on planned activity days from 3:35 – 5:45 PM.

James Russell

James Russell

Boys and Girls Club Director

The Director of Boys and Girls Club actively seeks out opportunities for the youth to be involved in the community. Mr. Russell also incorporates STEM into the program when possible.