We're committed to enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Since 1938, Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield has served as a safe-haven for area youth. A place where fond memories and lasting friendships are made. Today, under the leadership of CEO, Brandy Harris, BGCS operates eight locations: three stand-alone facilities, two combined shared & stand-alone sites, and three school-based sites. Through the "Shine" partnership with SPS, Boys & Girls Clubs expanded services to include three new sites in 2021; The O'Reilly Unit at Williams Elementary, The McGregor Unit and The Club at Jarrett Middle School. With the opening of the O'Reilly Unit, CEO, Brandy Harris, said "To be able to provide a safe space for kids to go before and after school is a dream come true for me, especially in my old neighborhood. We exist to serve the most vulnerable in this community, and that’s exactly what Williams will do."