Providing fun, innovative academic programs

for youth and teens.

BGCTC youth have faced intensified challenges in the last few years. They have endured school distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic; experienced extreme social unrest in their communities; encountered school cancellations due to teachers strikes; and continue to experience the persistent trauma of racial inequities and increased adolescent isolation, stress, and anxiety. They also face some of the largest achievement gaps in the country with unacceptable inequities remaining between racial groups. BGCTC’s work to break down racial disparities and provide the academic services needed to close the achievement gap is more critical now than ever. Our programs provide opportunities for students to succeed in literacy, finance, arts, technology, and so much more. 

You can support BGCTC’s Academic Success programs by donating to Success Ahead, BGCTC’s back-to-school campaign running now through September 30

Your donation to Success Ahead TODAY will directly support critical needs for young people this school year:

$25: Three culturally appropriate books for literacy programs 

$50: Ten STEM kits for hands on learning 

$100: “Welcome Back” school supplies bucket for one BGCTC Club member 

$500: Teen Pathways Social Justice & Racial Equity Leadership Workshop; Town Halls & Advocacy Events 

$1,000: Week-long in-person Academic Success programming for 10 BGCTC Club members 

Success Ahead: Christopher

Fifth grader Christopher* has attended the Clubs since 2016. As a regular participant in his Club's Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) activities over the years, he has developed his social skills, emotional maturity, and a strong sense of self-motivation.  ...

Success Ahead: Kayla

Kayla* is going into the third grade this fall and has been a Boys & Girls Club member for the past two years. Her favorite programs to participate in are STEM Mentoring, the annual BGCTC Spelling Bee, and dance fitness. While awaiting the Boys & Girls Clubs’...

Success Ahead: Kaleb

Kaleb* is a third-grade Club member. He has participated in our Literacy Program reading groups for the past year and has demonstrated great improvements in his independent reading skills. Kaleb leveled up from High Risk to Low Risk this summer, attending 88% of...

To meet increased academic needs of our Club members, BGCTC shifts include:    

  • Program delivery shift to provide increased small group and individualized support 
  • Increased trauma-informed training for staff  
  • Increased academic support for middle school and high school members, adding new academic curricula   


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