4¢ Boys’ Clubs of America
Issue Date: October 18, 1960
City: New York, NY
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Giori Press
Color: Indigo, slate and rose red
U.S. #1163 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Boys’ Club of America movement. The stamp pictures the profile of a young boy.
Boys’ Club Celebrates 100th Anniversary
The first Boys’ Club of America was founded in 1860 in Hartford, Connecticut. Since then, it has expanded to include girls (making it the Boys’ and Girls’ Club in 1990) and has over four million participants. The Club’s mission is “to enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible civilians.”
Over the last 150 years, the club has grown to over 4,000 locations.