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 over 4,100 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.

How We Serve

The Boys & Girls Club Movement includes more than 1,140 independent organizations and the national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCA's Atlanta headquarters, regional service centers and Government Relations office in Washington, D.C., provide assistance and support to Clubs in youth program development, resource development, marketing and communications, and administration. Independent Boys & Girls Club organizations, which are governed locally, serve youth and communities in more than 4,100 Club locations. In 2014, 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.

Who We Serve

4,175 chartered Club facilities, including approximately:

1,500 in schools
500 BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide
300 in public housing
200 on Native lands


About the Youth We Serve

• 5% 5 years old and under
• 36% 6-9 years old
• 30% 10-12 years old
• 19% 13-15 years old
• 10% 16 and older

  • 55% are male
  • 45% are female
Ethnicity of Youth Served

• 31% White
• 28% Black or African-American
• 23% Hispanic or Latino
• 5% Two or more races
• 3% Asian
• 2% American Indian or Alaska Native
• 4% Unknown
• 2% Some other race
• 1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander