Boys and Girls Clubs of America:
For more than a century, Clubs have helped put young people on the path to great futures. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million young people, through membership and community outreach, in some 4,000 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.
How We Serve
The Boys & Girls Club Movement includes more than 1,140 independent organizations and the national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Through our Atlanta headquarters, regional service centers and a Government Relations office in Washington, D.C., BGCA provides assistance and support to Clubs in youth program development, resource development, marketing and communications, and more.
Independent Boys & Girls Club organizations, which are governed locally, serve youth and communities in more than 4,000 Club locations.
In 2012, Boys & Girls Club youth development programs, training and services impacted nearly 4 million children and teens.
Child safety is our No. 1 priority; BGCA provides a 24-hour hotline, training and the latest resources to help Clubs be safe places for our nation's youth.
Our Reach and Scope
4,074 chartered Club facilities, including approximately:
1,400 in schools
400 BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide
300 in public housing
200 Native American lands
About the Youth We Serve
5% are 5 years old and under
46% are 6-10 years old
20% are 11-12 years old
19% are 13-15 years old
10% are 16 and older
55% are male
45% are female
Ethnicity of Youth Served
Caucasian – 31%
African-American – 29%
Hispanic/Latino – 23%
Multi-racial – 5%
Asian-American – 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native – 3
To learn more visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America website at www.bgca.org