On behalf of the Boys & Girls Club we welcome you to join us as we are reaching out to the youth of Walworth County. Our goal is to continue the growth of Delavan’s Club and move forward in developing Clubs in all of the Walworth County communities.In 1860 the first club was born in Hartford, Connecticut by three women who knew the importance of providing a positive after school alternative for children, keeping them safe and preventing them from engaging in unhealthy behaviors. Our Boys & Girls Club leader, Jim Clark says it best... For more than a century, Boys & Girls Clubs have served as safe havens for kids -- a place they can call their own... where they always feel protected and safe... with adult mentors they can emulate and trust. That's why, for Boys & Girls Clubs, the protection and safety of the young people entrusted to our care is our number one priority -- second to none in everything we do. Since our founding in 1906, it has been the bedrock of our mission.