The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama (BGCCA) is to provide facilities, programs, and leadership to enable all youth to develop and achieve their maximum potential in accordance with Judeo-Christian values.
Originally Birmingham Boys Club, BGCCA has provided after-school and summer programs for boys & girls since 1901- that's 111 years! Birmingham Boys Club changed its name to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama in 1990 to reflect its new and expanded mission, which included service to females and the great Birmingham community.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Alabama has clubhouses in the following communities: Bessemer, Brookside, Clay / Chalkville, Hueytown / Pleasant Grove, Jasper, Montevallo, Pell City, Warrior. Each Club has a uniqueness about it. 2 of the Clubs are in stand-alone facilities, 2 are in churches, 2 are in government buildings, and 3 are in public housing centers.
Just like the buildings they come to, our members are very unique! We accept new members ages 7-12, and the children are encouraged to remain members until they are 18. Demographically, 53% of our members are Caucasian, 43% are African American, 3% are Hispanic or Latino, and 1% are Asian or Pacific Islander. 52% of membership are male, 48% are female.
BGCCA currently serves children from the following zip codes: 35020, 35021, 35022, 35023, 35036, 35048, 35111, 35115, 35126, 35180, 35202, 35214, 35215, 35220, 35235, 35501, 35502, 35503, 35504, 35125, 35128
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