The Boys & Girls Club of Georgetown (BGCGT) opened its doors in 2006 with 100 club members and completed 2016 having served almost 800. 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 meaning that programs and services are very affordable for those who, due to financial constraints, are not able to participate in other opportunities.
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"
"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"
Great Futures Start Here!!by Karin Waits
Please consider donating to the future! I have seen first hand the difference the Boys and Girls club makes in the lives of the kids. Not only is the club a safe place, but the skills, the education, the socialization, and the fun they receive is PRICELESS! I have heard the stories and the path of some club kids would be full of gloom. Fortunately the club provides so much for only an annual membership of $10. The Boys and Girls Club turns that gloom into lifelong skills and opportunity!
Any donation to building the future will be appreciated!
Helping those who need us the mostby Thomas Rice
"To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens." "Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence."