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The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) is to help boys and girls of all backgrounds, especially those who need us most, build confidence, develop character and acquire the skills needed to become productive, civic-minded, responsible adults.

BGCGW serves over 15,000 youth a year through membership and community outreach programs at 12 sites throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.  Over 1,200 youth enter our Clubs each day throughout the school year and serve a population of whom nearly half live at or below poverty (qualify for free or reduced lunch).

Our clubs can give hope to an entire community. YOU can open the door to a brighter tomorrow for more children at all of our Clubs in the DC Metro region.

Who we serve: (Ages 5-18 years)*
African American 68%
Caucasian 10%
Hispanic/Latino 10%
Multi-racial 6%
Asian 3%
Other 13%

Male 56%
Female 44%

Total Registered Members = 7,141
Average Daily Attendance (During the school year) = 1,243
Percentage of Members with Free/Reduced Lunch = 48%

*As of 3/2017.

Great Futures Start Here. View our latest Impact Report (PDF).

BGCGW In The News

Boys & Girls Clubs Inspire Youth in the DMV
WUSA9, Washington, D.C.
May 2, 2017

Teens Give Back on MLK, Washington, D.C.
January 25, 2017

Can A Free SAT Prep Class Ever Be As Good As Pricey In-Person Ones?
The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
November 10, 2016

TEGNA and WUSA 9 Make A Difference Day at BGCGW
WUSA 9, Washington, D.C.
October 22, 2016

Camp 4 Kids: Helping Provide Fun, Learning and Inspiration
NBC4, Washington, D.C.
August 19, 2016

Changing the Narrative: The #OurLivesMatter Summer Journal
Washington Informer: 2016 Back to School Supplement
(BGCGW coverage begins on page 14)
August 16, 2016

Obamas Volunteer at Boys & Girls Club
USA Today
January 19, 2015

Obamas Commemorate MLK Day at Boys & Girls Club
CBS News
January 19, 2015

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