Key Focus Areas: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Character & Leadership


Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa operates facility based after school programs for school going youth.  Started in 2011, BGCSA is building a Movement in South Africa to provide safe spaces, life enhancing programs, and mentoring relationships for youth on a daily basis.  BGCSA’s 2020 vision is to operate 10 Clubs serving 5,000 youth annually throughout South Africa.

In case you missed it this past weekend! Play Your Part hosted by Kabelo Mabalane aired on SABC2youbelong, profiling Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa! Check out the segment! #GreatFuturesStartHere

Click here for a feature for BGCSA this weekend on a series done by Brand South Africa called Play Your Part.


1. Academic Success

BGCSA’s core focus is on academic success, and thus Power Hour (or 60 minutes of homework help each day) is the cornerstone of the education programming.  Design Squad Global, Reading Eggs, and other programs compliment the homework help and tutoring the Club offers.


2. Healthy Lifestyles

Soccer, basketball and netball provide Club Members with the opportunity to develop fitness, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.  Our Arts & Culture programs are also flourishing with drama and dance extremely popular.


3. Character & Leadership

BGCSA runs the Youth of the Year Program, helping young people become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. Club activities also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to the Club and community and celebrating the diverse, national heritage of South Africa.


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