We build leadership for tomorrow by sustaining communities today.

We serve young people ages 6 to 18, including those who have limited affordable access to physically and emotionally safe environments, quality experiences, and enriching opportunities.

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Measurable Positive Outcomes

Members who regularly attend the Club and participate at least once per week in programs are more likely to progress in BGCB’s priority outcome areas of academic and life success, character and community, and healthy development.

BGCB equips members with the skills, knowledge, training, and education they need to pursue their goals and interests. We do this through homework help and tutoring, enriching learning activities and innovative programs, parental involvement, and collaboration with schools.

Key Programs

  • Power Hour, a homework-help program, encourages members to become self-directed learners through daily homework help and tutoring
  • Targeted STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and literacy programs are facilitated by BGCB staff based on Common Core education standards and 21st century skills.

96% of Club teens

expect to graduate high school


80% of members

receive mostly As or Bs in school


550 jobs and internships

secured for Club teens

BGCB helps members develop healthy relationships with peers and adults, while building character to be role models and leaders in their communities. We do this by fostering a positive Club environment and offering targeted programs in which members build leadership skills, develop a sense of civic responsibility, and prepare for the future.

Key Programs

  • Torch Club members, ages 11 to 13, plan and implement activities in four areas: service to Club and community, education, health and fitness, and social recreation.
  • Members ages 14 to 18 may apply to join BGCB’s Keystone Club, which is designed to impact participants in three areas: academic success, career preparation, and community service.

53% of Club teens

volunteer at least once per month.


89% of members

say there is at least one Club staff they can turn to in a crisis


97% of families

say the Club is an important part of their child's developmental years.

BGCB teaches members to make and model healthy physical, social, and emotional choices. We do this by providing safe spaces for members to practice healthy decision making, participate in physical activities, and engage in programming designed to promote social-emotional wellbeing.

Key Offerings

  • Meal service programs
  • Cooking classes
  • Monthly wellness workshops
  • Hygiene and healthy decision-making workshops
  • Social work resources
  • Gender-specific life skills programming
  • Age-specific fitness programming
  • Sports leagues

77% of members

exercised for at least 60 minutes a day, three days a week


504 members

passed the swim test last year


Over 200,000 healthy meals and snacks

served to members over the past year.

BGCB At a Glance

The Club environment is designed to help members reach their full potential. We are proud of the positive impact that we create.

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BGCB Impact Highlights

BGCB consistently measures results and feedback from the families we serve so that we can provide meaningful programs.

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