Boys and Girls Club of America

For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has delivered life-changing programs to our most vulnerable youth. As one of the leading nonprofit providers of out-of-school programming in our nation, BGCA has the experience and scale needed to address the complex issues that today’s youth face.

Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are locatedin cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Our goal is for every Club member to graduate with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and living a healthy lifestyle.

Our programs emphasize Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship andHealthy Lifestyles. The results of our programs demonstrate the positive impact of high-quality youth development:

  • 97 percent of Club teens expect to graduate from high school
  • 70 percent of Club teens volunteer in their community at least once a year
  • 54 percent of Club alumni say the Club saved their lives

Meaningful, lasting change takes collaboration, big ideas and bold action. Together, we can create opportunities for youth in America based on their potential—not their ZIP code.

To partner with us on the road to Great Futures, contact partnerships@bgca.org.