Governor Cuomo Announces $3 Million For New State-of-the-Art Home For the Boys and Girls Clubs of Schenectady

Award Supports and Expands Services for Schenectady County's Leading Youth Organization

October 10, 2018

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $3 million award to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady, Inc. that will allow the organization to construct a new $13 million, state-of the-art community facility serving children, teens, and families in Schenectady's Hamilton Hill and Mont Pleasant neighborhoods. Today's announcement supports Schenectady County's leading youth organization, which reaches more than 12,000 young people annually and will allow the Boys and Girls Clubs to substantially expand its services.

"This well-deserved award for a new home for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady is an investment in the community and an investment in the next generation," Governor Cuomo said. "New York will continue to take critical steps toward creating an environment where children and teens will receive the guidance and opportunities they deserve to build a brighter future and a stronger community."

The new 39,000 square-foot building in Quakenbush Park will include a 4,000 square-foot teen center, a commercial kitchen for providing meals and teaching young people how to cook, a technology center, a gymnasium, a game room, a theater for performing arts designed in partnership with Proctors Theater, and more.

Read the full press release here.