Melanie Borges

Southside Branch Director

Director of Operations & Community Engagement

(401) 444-0766
[email protected]


About Our Clubhouse

The South Side Boys and Girls Club opened in 1959, and its doors have been open to youth and families ever since. Notable alumni include Jamie Benton, head basketball coach at Johnson & Wales University, Ed Cooley, head basketball coach at Providence College.

At the moment, South Side Clubhouse is open for childcare only. All members enjoy supper at the Clubhouse, as well as access to a vast variety of activities such as our indoor swimming pool.

The Southside Boys & Girls Club Childcare Program values education, the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework and embrace inclusivity and diversity. Each day childcare members explore concepts related to STEAM, College and Career exploration and leadership development through homework assistance, project based learning and open discussions facilitated by Youth Development Staff.

Program Offerings

Clubhouse Closings

  • January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • February 21: President’s Day
  • May 27-30: Memorial Day
  • June 20: Juneteenth
  • July 1-4: Independence Day
  • August 5-8: Victory Day
  • September 2-5: Labor Day
  • October 10: Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • November 11: Veterans’ Day
  • November 24-25: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 23-30: Winter Holiday

Childcare Transportation

  • Robert L. Bailey Elementary School
  • Broad Street
  • Carl G. Lauro
  • Hope Academy
  • Lima/Fortes
  • Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School
  • Sackett
  • Young Woods Elementary School

Child Care

  • Morning: 7:00 – 9:15 a.m.
  • After School 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Open Door Session

None at this time.