Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio provides a life changing Club experience and after school help that assures success is within reach of every child who enters our doors. We work hard to ensure that all Club members are on track to graduate from high school on time and with a solid plan for their futures. Our programs provide avenues for Club members to gain life skills centered around good character, citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
We are committed to serving families in neighborhoods that need us the most by providing after school help and several other programs. 95% of our youth predominantly self-identify as Hispanic or another minority race. While 97% qualify for the free and reduced lunches program and 55% are being raised in single-parent, grandparent, or foster care households. Moreover, three of the six BGCSA freestanding Clubhouses are in the poorest zip codes of San Antonio (78207 and 78220), where food deserts are common, access to healthcare is limited, and gang recruitment and involvement rates are high.
In the school districts we serve, 72% of students are at-risk of dropping out of school and 40% are living in poverty. Many do not have the resources or role models to help them achieve their full potential. We believe a child’s zip code or other demographic factors should not determine their chances for success. This is why we are committed to keeping our membership fees affordable for every family and keeping our doors open when the youth need us most.