Reaching Kids & Teens Where They Are
Like most schools, businesses and organizations with physical locations across the nation and world, many Boys & Girls Clubs closed temporarily in March while redirecting their resources and services to operate in a drastically changed environment and meet immediate and emerging needs. In March, 500 Club sites were serving youth on site. By June, with support and guidance from BGCA, that number more than doubled to 1,050. By the end of 2020, 3,200 Club sites were serving youth on site with hundreds more serving youth virtually. In total, we ended the year with 82% of our 4,714 Clubs serving youth on site, virtually or a hybrid of both, and our reach and services have continued to expand.
4,714 local Club sites include:
- 1,955 school-based Clubs
- 497 BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide
- 1,082 Clubs in rural areas
- 278 Clubs in public housing
- 208 Clubs on Native lands, making Boys & Girls Clubs the largest youth development provider in Native communities