Who We Are
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County is part of a nationwide affiliation of over 4,000 local, autonomous organizations through Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) that serve almost 4 million youth annually across the nation. In 2012, The Chronicle of Philanthropy ranked BGCA as the nation’s top youth organization for the 19th consecutive year and 18th among all non-profit organizations. We are excited to be part of an incredible organization and movement that impacts and changes countless lives.
Since 1995, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County has been at the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances throughout Oklahoma City.
Our Club is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations through Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) working to help youth of all backgrounds – with special concern for those from disadvantaged circumstances – develop the qualities they need to become responsible citizens and leaders. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County serves over 800 young people daily, has over 3,600 registered members and offers programs at four locations throughout Oklahoma County (Memorial Park at NW 36th and Western, Cesar Chavez Elementary at 600SE Grand, Santa Fe South at 53255 S. Pennsylvania and Telstar Elementary).
We exist “to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”
The Youth We Serve
- 91% of Club students are eligible for free and reduced-price school meals.
- 55% male; 45% female
- Demographics 60% African American; 20% Hispanic; 14% Caucasian
- 84% come from single-parent or alternative care-givers (foster parents, grandparents, etc.) homes