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 32 locations in Travis and Bastrop Counties, we help over 8,200 registered members each year (approximately 2,500 each day) grow into healthy, responsible, caring young adults.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area 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 designed to provide kids and teens with quality out-of-school-time programming when they might otherwise risk being unsupervised, or participate in risky, unhealthy or unsafe activities.

Member Demographics

  • Minorities90%
  • Hispanic/Latino59%
  • African American21%
  • Caucasian10%
  • Multi-racial/other5.5%
  • Asian1.25%
  • Arabic0.74%
  • Free or Reduced Lunch84%
  • Single-Parent Households31%
  • Teens36%
  • Ages 5 to 1264%


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.