Who We Are & What We Do

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To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.


To America’s Youth: To provide a safe, positive place and have a significant impact on their lives.

To the Nation: To uphold high ethical standards in all areas, especially in overseeing our finances, reporting data on membership and community outreach, being good stewards of the donor dollar and representing ourselves to the public.


We envision a future in which the Boys & Girls Club Movement is a catalyst for an age in which success is within reach of every child, and whole generations of children are inspired to a level of civic engagement not seen since the founding of our nation

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 govern ed 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%