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To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive,caring, responsible citizens.

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IRS EIN: 26-2916822
Website: http://www.bgcgeorgetown.org
Email: danstee@bgctx.org
Phone Number: 512-868-3700
Address: 1200 West 17th Street
Georgetown, TX 78626
The Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown (BGCGT) has been in existence since 2006 serving local youth and families. In that time, it has seen a large growth in membership and in the need for its critical services. 2015 was a year of excitement and change for the Club with a parcel of land being donated for future development. Thanks to a partnership with Georgetown ISD, the club now provides its services at the former Carver Elementary School located at 1200 West 17th Street. BGCGT is now serving more children after school than ever before and so the need to expand our donor base is obviously important. Local partnerships have given Club Staff and Board Volunteers the opportunity to build these relationships further and also begin strategic dialogue to move forward over the next 3-5 years. BGCGT is still the only Boys & Girls Club in Williamson County and is proud of the fact that the Annual Membership is still only $10 per year per child, as it was upon opening in 2006. The need for sustaining funds in the future is therefore large so we hope you will support our efforts in 2018 and beyond.

Impact Statement

The Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown (BGCGT) opened its doors in 2006 with 100 club members and completed 2017 having served 805. During the school year all attendees are Georgetown residents, however during the summer months youth attend from Hutto, Leander, Florence, Jarell, Pflugerville, and other surrounding communities as it is still currently the only Boys & Girls Club in Williamson County. With almost 60% of our members stating family income of under $30,000 per year, and only 12% stating that they did not qualify for free/reduced lunches at school, the need for a local, safe, and affordable after school and school holiday alternative is critical. BGCGT continues to offer yearly after school membership at only $10 per child and keeps its summer weekly fees at $10 per week per child meaning that programs and services are very affordable for those who are not able to participate in other local opportunities.

Needs Statement

Did you know that......
$25 will cover one months costs for dinners and snacks for one child.
$50 will scholarship three children into one of our youth sports programs.
$50 will cover summer swimming costs for one child
$75 will provide milk for all club kids after school for one day
$100 will provide milk for one child for the entire school year
$100 will cover the cost of shirts and trophies for one of our youth sports co-ed teams
$250 will cover the cost of dinner and snack for one child for the entire school year
"When I came to the Boys and Girls Club it was more than just a building with white walls, it was my home away from home, it was a group of people who cared about how I felt and saw the person I could be. The club has helped me deal with my bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, along with suicidal thoughts and actions. At one point in my life my therapeutic regimen included prescription drugs and weekly therapy appointments. But more than drugs and therapy sessions, the BGC was really my safe place"

Aelissa - 2016 Youth of the Year

"I have been through a lot these past 17 years of my life. I went from homeless and starving and had my best friend die in a car crash. Now I am a candidate for Youth of the Year which means a lot. The club has helped me grow into a young man. I appreciate the Boys & Girls Club and will never take it for granted"

Jaylen

"I was eight when I first entered the Boys and Girls Club and over that time I played, laughed, cried, smiled, and changed. I was an only child to a struggling single mother. I was bullied and constantly made to feel not good enough by mean kids at school. I was sometimes embarrassed and even ashamed. This club has guided me and sometimes even dragged me through my problems. This club has made me into the young man I am today"

Sebastian

Match Amount

$25000

Matching Funds Description

Sportclips Haircuts, owners Gordon and Bettye Logan, have offered up a wonderful gesture and challenge for our Amplify Austin fundraisers and supporters. They have agreed to match every dollar raised during this event up to $25,000. Lets do it!!
Google Fiber has offered a $10,000 matching grant to be distributed among all participating education organizations on Amplify Austin Day. These nonprofit organizations will receive funds on a pro-rata basis. Each nonprofit will receive matching funds based on their total funds raised on Amplify Austin Day.
Simply go to the Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown's website at bgcgeorgetown.org and click on the volunteer tab. Can also contact the club office at 512 868 3700 and ask for Diane Rasmussen (Volunteer Coordinator). Email her also at drasmussen@bgctx.org