Together, let’s continue to shape great futures in Austin.

What’s Happening

In 1967, we opened our very first club in Austin – and we’ve been working to build great futures for local youth ever since. Currently, we operate 28 clubs across Central Texas, which collectively provide enhanced out-of-school-time programming for more than 2,000 kids every weekday. In honor of our 50th birthday and as part our “50 Reasons to Believe” fundraising campaign, we’re highlighting 50 stories, stats and events across from September 16 to November 3 (50 days). These are designed to give you reasons to believe in what we do – and to believe in our kids. We invite you to learn more, get involved and support our next 50 years.

REASON 37
81% of our Club kids qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches

To cultivate a future generation of active citizens, our Healthy Habits programming provides Club kids with snacks and meals while emphasizing good nutrition, regular physical activity and overall wellbeing. A $10 gift buys snacks for one Club kid for an entire week…donate today! https://www.bgcaustin.org/donate/

REASON 36
34% of our Club kids live in single-parent households

Whether Club kids have one or two parents at home, research shows that the largest single predictor of a child’s future success is the presence of at least one non-parent adult in their life. Kids with positive adult relationships are more motivated to learn and do better in school; have a better sense of themselves…

REASON 35
Zoey, Club kid

“Believe in me because I want to make a difference in the world.” Our Club kids inspire us daily. They are smart, engaged, and caring individuals—and they all want to make a difference in this world. With our help, your kids can create great futures for themselves and for those around them.

REASON 34
Jaylin, Club kid

“Believe in me because then we can reach our goals.” Our Club kids inspire us daily. They are smart, engaged, and caring individuals—and they all want to make a difference in this world. With our help, your kids can create great futures for themselves and for those around them.

REASON 33
Edwin, Club kid

“Believe in me because I want to play soccer when I grow up.” BGCAA works to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens, and we inspire our kids to follow their dreams. Whether it’s becoming an astronaut, an engineer, or a soccer…

REASON 32
Keiaiah, Club kid

“Believe in me because I want to be a gymnastics coach.” BGCAA works to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens, and we inspire our kids to follow their dreams. Whether it’s becoming an astronaut, an engineer, a ballet dancer, a novelist…

Download this PDF to share your reasons to believe – then, print, write and snap a photo for sharing on social channels with the #50Reasons2017 hashtag!

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