Who We Serve

We are Austin’s leading youth development agency—a 501(c)(3) non-profit, locally governed agency devoted to providing hope and opportunity to all kids, especially those who need us most, between the ages of 6 and 18. With 29 Clubs here in Austin, we help over 12,000 kids each year (and more than 1,700 each day) grow into healthy, responsible, caring young adults.

With a high concentration of children of color from limited economic resources, BGCAA is ideally positioned to assist youth in improving their educational and social skills, physical health and fitness, and emotional well-being.

We strive to create a positive environment that supports learning new skills and contributing to society. Our programs are compelling enough to appeal to kids as an alternative to unsupervised “hanging out” time after school.

Member Demographics

  • African American32%
  • Hispanic57%
  • Caucasian5%
  • Multi-racial/other5.2%
  • Asian.75%
  • Male52.25%
  • Female47.75%
  • Ages 6-732%
  • Ages 8-914%
  • Ages 10-1222%
  • Ages 13-1855%

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Bottom Row: (L to R.) Martin Sheen, John Paul DeJoria, Edward James Olmos, Cuba Gooding Jr., Courtney B. Vance 2nd Row: (L. to R.) Mona Dixon (BGCA’s 2010 National Youth of the Year), Misty Copeland 3rd Row: (L. to R.) Sugar Ray Leonard, General Wesley Clark, Kerry Washington, Ne-Yo, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Mario Lopez, Smokey Robinson, Ashanti, Shaun White, Lucille O’Neal Back Left: Magic Johnson and Back Right: CC Sabathia, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Shaquille O’Neal

National spokespersons and Club alumni Denzel Washington and Jennifer Lopez are joined by 19 prominent Club alumni to send a message to America.