BGCOKC to Open Multiple New Sites

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 2, 2021) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County (BGCOKC) is partnering with Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) to extend access to after-school Club programming to all elementary students and select middle and high school students in the 2021-2022 school year. A combination of public and private funding allows for additional locations in the Oklahoma City metro that will serve approximately 2,500 more students.
“As a result of the pandemic, more families are struggling than ever before to find a safe place for their youth while adults complete their workday. It has long been a goal of ours to expand our after-school programming capacity, and our partnership with Oklahoma City Public Schools is making that dream a reality at a time when it’s needed most,” said BGCOKC President & CEO Teena Belcik. “BGCOKC goes far beyond simply being a safe place. Through our evidence-based programming, , academic enrichment, sports, activities and mentoring, we give our members the tools to succeed and become who they were meant to be.”
Boys & Girls Clubs are a key contributor to student success, with 100% of teen Club members expected to graduate from high school and 88% expected to complete some type of post-secondary education.
“After the incredibly difficult year working families have suffered, this programming expansion provides a much-needed light for families,” said OKCPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel. “The additional Club locations will relieve stress and uncertainty for countless parents by providing a safe environment for their children to connect, thrive and build skills to benefit them throughout their lives.”
For only $5 for the school year, BGCOKC provides programming after school and during school breaks in many areas*, including: Academic Enrichment, Sports Teams & Recreation, Arts & STEM Activities, Leadership & Volunteer Activities, Mental Health Support, Nutritious Meals and Special Interest Clubs such as ballet, chess, karate, robotics, photography and creative writing.

*Some activities vary by location.
BGCOKC accepts students ages 5 to 18, based on location.  Parents can enroll their youth today at Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis.  If all member spots are filled, a waiting list will be established.
Programs are offered at the following locations, with programming and transportation options varying by site:
Adelaide Lee Elementary (K-4)
424 SW 29th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Britton Elementary (K-4)
1215 NW 95th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Coolidge Elementary (K-4)
5212 S. Villa Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
Crutcho Public Schools (K-8)
2401 N Air Depot
Oklahoma City, OK 73141
Memorial Park (K-12)
3535 N. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
NE Oklahoma City at Tabernacle Baptist Church (K-8; HS after hours)
1829 NE 36th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Santa Fe South Elementary (2-5)
5325 S Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
Sequoyah (K-4)
2400 NW 36th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Steed Elementary School (K-5)
2118 Flannery Dr.
Midwest City, OK 73110
Telstar (K-6)
9521 NE 16th St.
Midwest City, OK 73130

Wilmont Place Baptist Church (K-8)
6440 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73139

Woodson Park (K-4)
3629 S May Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73119