For over 15 years, prior to the opening of the Boys & Girls Club of Dewey, the youth of Dewey faced the challenge of being bused to the Bartlesville Club for afterschool programming. The bus filled quickly, leaving many with no transportation options. Lack of access highlighted the urgent need for a local solution. Through the shared commitment of multiple foundations and community leaders, the vision of a Dewey Club became a reality. In October of 2020, the first capital campaign board meeting was held to strategize the financial plan for a Dewey Boys & Girls Club. Official groundbreaking followed on May 25, 2022, with the Grand Opening of the E.H. “Ted” and Melody Lyon Boys & Girls Club on December 7, 2023.