Grand Rapids Branch

Grand Rapids Branch

The Grand Rapids Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northland of is located at the Robert J Elkington Middle School. Accessible to all youth in the area and conveniently located at the bus transfer area for the school district, the Club has 6,000 square feet of space to offer a broad range of programs that promote academic excellence, good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

The Clubs promote a fun, safe, and secure space for kids to explore interests in many areas, including DIY STEM projects, music, sports, arts, and leadership. With access to outdoor spaces, gyms, and a swimming pool, the Club promotes healthy activity, along with healthy relationships.


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids and Greenway will be open on most weekdays during the summer months 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. The Club will be closed the June 7-8, July 4-5,  August 26-30.

Additionally, the Club will follow the Summer Learning Academy Schedule and be open at 8 am on the following dates:

June 17-20

June 24-27

July 8-11

July 15-18

If your child attends REACH in Greenway there will be transportation to the GR Club. Please schedule this through Children’s Mental Health.



  • Located at the Robert J Elkington Middle School, which is accessible by school bus for ISD #318 elementary and high school students
  • Active play space indoors and outdoors
  • Open to elementary, tween, and high school youth by focusing on popular interests
  • Computer access
  • Academic support/tutoring
  • Art activities
  • Games
  • Learning center
  • STEM activities


1000 NE 8th Ave.
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

CLUB Phone: 327-5800 #41308
Administrative Phone: 218-910-2255


After School-8:00pm

MOST nonschool weekdays-10:30 am – 5:30 pm


Emily Burnside

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Lori Kangas-Olson
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Some of the Grand Rapids programs are partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education using federal funding, CFDA 84.287, Every Student Succeeds Act, Title IV B – 21 Century Community Learning Centers. The contents of this publication, do not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education.