Why Boys & Girls Clubs?

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.

Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

20 Years with Denzel Washington!

Academy Award winning actor Denzel Washington has served as BGCA's national spokesman for 20 years. We think it is his best role yet! MORE»
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Tour A Club

To help us achieve our mission of serving youth, we have developed core requirements to support the positive environment within our Clubs. In this section you will learn about the specific areas of a typical Club, and how they help contribute to our programs.

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How to Start a Club

So you want to know more about organizing a Boys & Girls Club. Where do you start? It all begins with wanting to make life better for young people in your community. It all starts with you! MORE»

Facts and Figures

For more than a century, Clubs have helped put young people on the path to great futures. Nearly 4,000 Clubs serve some 4.1 million young people through membership and community outreach.MORE»
BGCA Annual Report

Meet BGCA's Leadership

The Senior Leadership Team is charged with upholding Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s mission to enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Learn more about these dedicated individuals, each experts in their field.

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1,314 Boys & Girls Clubs are located in schools.