Fact Sheet

BGCC Quick Facts

Our mission is to inspire and enable young people who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We serve youth ages six to 18. We have served over 7,400 in the past year. The club has been open since 1954.

BGCC provides after school and summer programs that encourage individual development and community responsibility. All programs are led by certified program staff.

BGCC currently operates five Cleveland area clubs:

     Heights Youth Club
     King Kennedy
     Mt. Pleasant
     West Side

BGCC also operates six school-based programs, resulting from a collaborative partnership with Cleveland Metropolitan School District and charter schools:

     Harvey Rice School
     Charles Eliot School
     Walton School
     Bella Academy
     Imagine Cleveland Academy
     Citizens Leadership Academy

BGCC’s three areas of youth impact are:

     Academic success
     Character and citizenship
     Healthy lifestyles

Of our school-age members; 84 percent are African-American, 12 percent are Hispanic, 2 percent are Caucasian and 2 percent are of another multi-racial. 60 percent are male and 40 percent are female.

During the 2011-2012 school year, 100 percent of our regularly attending high school seniors graduated and 99.6 percent of all engaged youth were promoted to their next grade in school.