Our Facts and Figures

For more than a century, Clubs have helped put young people on the path to great futures. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million young people, through membership and community outreach, in some 4,000 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.

BGCA's 2012 Annual Report

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 governed 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%

Gateways to Great Futures: Our 2012 Annual Report

The Nov. 19, 2012, issue of Forbes magazine named BGCA as one of five stand-out "Charity All-Stars." To learn more, browse our 2012 Annual Report, Gateways to Great Futures, download a copy below. 

  • Annual Report Low Resolution: download (3 MB PDF) – for Web viewing or desktop printing
  • Annual Report High Resolution: download (15 MB PDF) – for professional printers
  • BGCA  2012Form 990: download (2MB PDF)
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Age Category 13-15
1,314 Boys & Girls Clubs are located in schools.