Join the

MOVEMENT!

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

For a number of years US military installations worldwide have been receiving guidance from BCGA and implementing Boys & Girls Clubs type of programs and services.

In recent years, organizations from around the world have increased their efforts to offer out of school time options to ALL youth with special concern for those most in need of those services. BGCA’s International Support Team provides technical assistance to countries who are interested in furthering their efforts to best serve the young people of their country. 

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There are currently

18 countries

115 locations

200+ board

members

750 + staff

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This service includes but is not limited to vettinginquiries as well as providing “start-up”, “how to steps” and “sustainabilityquestions” to consider when moving forward. Through skype, emails, calls andother electronic means as well as occasional on the ground support BGCAInternational Services shares their expertise and experiences to assist countryleaders to think through areas such as working with or without their localgovernments involvement, potential traditional and non-traditional facilities, partnerships,staffing and volunteer needs, safety, establishing a board, exploring potentialpublic and private local revenue sources, financial accountability, transparencyand brand protection. Additionally a lot is done in the areas of programtraining, access to program curriculums/materials and helping them thinkthrough how to best measure outcomes and impact.

Education and Career Programs

Education and Career Programs

Leading youth toward a better career path, these programs are armed with effective educational t...

Character and Leadership Programs

Character and Leadership Programs

Preparing youth to become a better citizen, responsible and caring, these programs catered speci...

The Arts Programs

The Arts Programs

Designed to develop youth’s creativitys and cultural awareness, these programs are endowed with...

Health and Life Skills

Health and Life Skills

Giving the utmost importance on health, these programs aim to develop and improve Youth’s welfar...

Sports, Fitness and Recreation

Sports, Fitness and Recreation

Aimed to develop Youth’s interpersonal skills and to provide a healthy lifestyle, these programs...

Specialized Initiatives

Specialized Initiatives

Members from different Boys & Girls Clubs across the globe gather to coherently discuss each...

Global Partners

These organizations are NOT Military based Clubs and they are NOT Chartered Club sites. BGCA continues to be a good Global Citizen.

Participate and join our Movement! Submit your information or visit any organizations of your country of choice.