Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Great Futures Start Here

aka BGCA   |   Atlanta, GA   |  https://www.bgca.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1999

President & CEO

Mr. Jim Clark

Main address

1275 Peachtree St NE

Atlanta, GA 30309 USA

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Formerly known as

Boys' Clubs of America

EIN

13-5562976

NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The single most important issue in our country is ensuring that today’s generation of young people has the opportunity to achieve the American Dream. We believe that every young person deserves the chance to realize his or her full potential and achieve a great future. Our focus is on advocating for the existence of opportunities for youth in every community to enable success for all. As Clubs increase their capacity to inspire and empower young people, we will expand efforts to champion opportunities for all youth in America.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Academic Success Programs

Our Academic Success programs were designed to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.

Our programs include:

diplomas2Degrees
Age 13+
diplomas2Degrees (d2D), a college readiness program, provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.

Money Matters
Age 13-18
Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.

Power Hour
Age 6-18
Power Hour: Making Minutes Count provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members of every age to become self-directed learners.

Project Learn
All Ages
Project Learn reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Our Healthy Lifestyles programs develop physical fitness, reduce stress, and promote the positive use of leisure time, appreciation for the environment, and interpersonal skills.

Our programs also help young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors to nurture their well-being, set personal goals, and grow into self-sufficient adults.

Triple Play
All Ages
Triple Play is a comprehensive health and wellness program. It strives to improve the overall health of Club members ages 6-18 by increasing daily physical activity, teaching them about good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.

ALL STARS
Age 6-18
ALL STARS engages Club members 6-18 yrs in high-quality organized flag football, basketball, and soccer programs.

SMART Moves
Age 6-15
SMART Moves is a prevention and education program addressing problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity.

Healthy Habits
Age 6-15
Healthy Habits emphasizes good nutrition, regular physical activity and improved overall well-being.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

These programs help youth become responsible, caring citizens, and acquire skills to participate in the democratic process. Program participants also develop leadership skills and gain opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community, and celebrating our national heritage.

Keystone Clubs
Age 14-18
Keystoning is the Boys & Girls Club Movement’s ultimate teen program for youth ages 14 to 18. This unique program provides leadership development opportunities for youth to participate in activities, both in and out of the Club, in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to positively impact teens, their Club and local communities.

Youth of the Year
All Ages
Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program. It is our signature effort to foster a new generation of leaders, fully prepared to live and lead in a diverse, global and integrated world economy.

Torch Club
Age 11-13
Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle that helps Club staff meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average daily attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of Boys & Girls Club sites serving young people

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Percentage of Club members on track to graduate from high school

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Academic Success Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

[5th to 12th Grade Only]

Percentage of Club members who are STEM ready (Efficacy, Interest, Commitment & Course Performance)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Academic Success Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

[10th to 12th Grade Only]

Percentage of Club members who have abstained from risky behavior (Smoking, Alcohol, Marijuana & Fighting)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Healthy Lifestyles Programs

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

[Teen Only]

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s vision is to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has established the following priorities, which are a part of our 2025 plan.

1. Strengthen Organizations: Strengthen leadership, increase resources and build capability

2. Increase Program Quality: Achieve a consistently high level of quality across all Clubs.

3. Become Premier Youth Development Advocate: Position Boys & Girls Clubs as America’s premier youth development advocate

4. Grow to Reach More Youth: Build growth plan, in pursuit of the vision that every child growing up in America has access to a life-changing Boys & Girls Club Experience

For more than 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has been doing whatever it takes to ensure all kids have an opportunity to excel and achieve. We provide 4,700 safe and fun places across the country and on military installations overseas for kids to grow and thrive, we deliver engaging programs focused on academics, health, and leadership, and we offer 68,000 trained staff who guide, coach, and motivate kids to be successful.
With our reach, scope, and history, the Boys & Girls Club Movement is uniquely positioned to respond to this challenge.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Connecticut. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin, and Elizabeth Hammersley organized the first Club.

Today, Boys & Girls Clubs continue to make great strides in serving youth. We annually serve 4.6 million young people through membership and community outreach in more than 4,700 Club facilities, including school-based Clubs, BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide, rural areas, public housing, and on Native lands.

We are making a difference. According to our National Youth Outcome Initiative,
• 97% of Club teens expect to graduate from high school, and 80% had submitted an application to a post-secondary education.
• 52% of 12th grade Club members express an interest in a STEM career, compared with 27% of 12th graders nationally.
• 97% of Club teens expect to graduate from high school.
• 76% of low-income Club members ages 12 to 18 who attend the Club regularly reported receiving mostly As and Bs, compared to 67% of their peers nationally.
• 75% of regularly attending members said they volunteered in their community, Club, school or neighborhood at least once in the past year.
• 89% of Club youth said they could stand up for what is right; 91% of Club youth reported that as a leader, they make sure everyone feels important.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Board of directors
as of 11/29/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Seaton

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/29/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data