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More than 105,000 economically disadvantaged Austin area youth lack free or affordable programming after school each day, during summer and other out-of-school times.

That’s why Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area is committed to closing the gap between the number of kids we currently serve and those in need of our services. Our new flagship Home Club on the Sheth Family Campus, can help make that happen by expanding opportunities to serve vulnerable youth and families in East Austin and throughout our local area.

We’ve raised 84% of the funds toward our #BringUsHome campaign goal. Now it’s time to ask our Austin community to join with other outstanding community organizations and individuals to: help #BringUsHome!

ABOUT
Breaking ground this spring, the 32,000-square-foot facility will be the center of the Sheth Family Campus, named in recognition of a multi-million dollar donation from Adria and Brian Sheth, founders of the Sheth Sangreal Foundation. It will serve an additional 1,000+ kids in East Austin each year, providing a place for families to gather and grow together. It will address real challenges facing youth in East Austin and is a critical component in reaching the young people who need us most, more often and with greater impact.

Facilities will house a STEM learning center, library, Fab Lab, art studios, teen center, and indoor and outdoor athletic facilities. The indoor athletic facility will be named in recognition of St. David’s Foundation for a $1 million donation to fund development. An additional $1 million was provided by an anonymous donor. For the first time, the Home Club will also locate our administrative offices in the same space with the youth we serve, building our capacity to innovate and expand our programs.

 

IMPACT
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area is on the front lines responding to urgent challenges facing local youth and their families. We know that when a Boys & Girls Club moves into a neighborhood, risky behaviors decline and school attendance and grades improve.

Thousands of kids in our community lack adult supervision and meaningful, positive things to do during their most vulnerable hours: 3 to 7 p.m. after school and during other out-of-school times. Our Club programs fill kids’ empty, unsupervised hours with academic support, leadership and healthy living skills, meals, physical activity, positive adult role models, and social connections with peers – a place to belong. Clubs provide a chance to succeed and essential skills to thrive in school, work, and life.

We know it’s making a difference:

Youth served by Boys & Girls Club on average have higher school attendance, grades, graduation rates, and college enrollment, compared with their peers. In fact, 99 percent of all high school senior Club members in Austin in the past three years graduated on time, compared to 89 percent statewide and 90 percent among AISD seniors.

Youth in our programs also have lower rates of substance abuse, aggressive behavior, and school suspension, compared to peers who attend the same school but don’t attend a Boys & Girls Club. Additionally, thousands of our Club youth have broken out of the cycle of poverty, been first in their family to graduate from college, established meaningful careers and started families of their own, and become leaders in their communities. The stories are incredible.

This is why 54 percent of alumni nationally say: “Boys & Girls Clubs saved my life.” We are a nurturing, inspiring presence every day for vulnerable kids in the greater Austin area.

 

SEE THE HOME CLUB

 

BRING US HOME
With the opening of the Home Club, we’re celebrating 51 years of creating great futures in the Austin area – and building the foundation for 51 more. We’ve seen what our programs can do for the youth who need us most, and are determined to answer more of the unmet need.

Your contribution to #BringUsHome is an investment in our community’s most precious resource. You can show your support in many ways. DONATE NOW.

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CONTRIBUTORS
Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area is more than charity. It’s an investment in our most precious resource, impacting our kids today and our community tomorrow.

We thank these contributors for their generous support, without which we could not meet the needs of the Austin area’s most vulnerable youth and families.

Diamond: $1,000,000 – Above

  • The Sheth Sangreal Foundation
  • St. David’s Foundation
  • Bill & Yolanda Heine

Platinum: $100,000 – $999,999

  • Mabee Foundation
  • Moody Foundation
  • Terrell & Amelia Gates
  • Beth & Ivan Misner
  • Karen & George Casey
  • Nelson Puett Foundation
  • American Campus Communities
  • Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation
  • Gustavo & Monica Gόmez
  • Lynn & Larry Meyer
  • Jimmy Nassour
  • HEB Tournament of Champtions
  • Keri & Eric Stumberg
  • Margaret & Andrew Greenawalt

Guardians: $20,000 – $100,000

  • Michael & Lauri Martin
  • Anonymous
  • Sam & Sandy Zabaneh
  • Fidelity Foundation
  • Dean M. Johnson & Maurie McInnis
  • Ellen & Steven LeBlanc Family Fund
  • Esther & Bryant Burke
  • One Gas Foundation
  • Patrick Starley
  • PlainsCapital Bank
  • The Talbot Family
  • Michael & Andrea Dunn
  • C. Jeff Cook
  • Dale & Nancy Lowe
  • David & Allison Parks
  • Dr. James A. and Mrs. Kay Broaddus
  • Eric Lassberg
  • Amy & Bob Ehrlich
  • Michael & Jennifer Grimes
  • Peggy & Robert L. Davis
  • The Estate of Teri Bergstrom
  • Trey & Shannon Owen
  • Misti Potter
  • Najuma Atkinson
  • Texas Pioneer Foundation

Champions: $10,000 – $19,999

  • Ryann & Jorge Rangel
  • Sean & Lee Mills
  • Randall & Susan Stone
  • Cindy & John Jett
  • Brian “BJ” Jones
  • Craig & Norma Hackler
  • Jay & Julia Howard
  • Michael Volpe
  • Phillip Lay
  • Robert Burton
  • Steve & Jennie Burt
  • Warner Bros, Inc.

Ambassadors: $5,000 – $9,999

  • Gayla & Mark Kiester
  • Jamie Holtzman
  • Tracy & Mike Coffin
  • Bill & Judy Estes
  • Donna & Ken Day
  • Douglas Kadison
  • HEB Central Texas Region
  • Lynn Hamilton Butler
  • Anonymous

Mentors: $1,000 – $4,999

  • Blazier, Christensen, Bigelow & Virr, P.C.
  • The Herdon Family Foundation
  • Stacy & Chad Auler
  • The Kentor Company
  • Linda & Don Griffith
  • Central Texas Mobility Authority
  • Tom & Jackie Mistler

In-kind Contributors

  • Jimmy Nassour
  • American Campus Communities
  • STG Design
  • Heritage Title
  • The Drenner Group
  • PSI
  • KBGE
  • Ranger Excavating
  • Dell Technologies
  • Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation
  • Sport Court
  • SpawGlass
  • Campus Connect
  • Winstead
  • DCI