When school's out, Clubs are in. ￼
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County ensures success is within reach for every young person in Anne Arundel County. Our six Clubhouses serve youth from the ages of 6 to 18 during the critical hours when school is out - after school, during school breaks and during the summer.
When the after-school bell rings, Club doors open to a world of possibilities. It is a time to transform kids’ lives, and better the future of America.
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship after school. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision, or out on the street when school is out. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
Founded in 1988 BGCAA serves more than 2,200 youth a year from the ages of 6 to 18 in six full-service Clubs in Anne Arundel County. Clubs are open every day after school and during school holidays, when youth most need productive outlets and a safe place to learn and grow. In addition each of the six locations offers Summer Camp for youth from the ages of 6 to 15.
Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. BGCAA is dedicated to providing a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors. We strive to help all members stay on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, while demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun.
Six Club Locations:
Annapolis (4 Clubs) • Pasadena (1 Club) • Severn (1 Club)
– graduating from High School ready for college, trade school, military or employment
Good Character and Citizenship
– engaged citizens involved in the community, registered to vote and with strong character
– adopting a healthy diet, practicing healthy lifestyle choices and making a lifelong commitment to fitness
$20 for the school year and no child is turned away for not being able to pay .
Special thanks to the Severn Town Club and the Holly Ball Committee for their very generous donation of $35,500 to help support BGCAA's Clubhouses and programming.
L to R: Peter Summers, BGCAA Board President; Sheryn Blocher, Chair of Holly Ball Committee; Dr. Marshall Steele, Honorary Co-Chair; Grete Unhjem, President Severn Town Club; Mrs. Susan Steele, Honorary Co-Chair; Lisa Lindsay-Mondoro, BGCAA CEO
PHOTO BY: Linda McCarthy, Visual Concepts
On January 29th ten members of the Admiral Oaks Branch of BGCAA participated in the Passport to Manhood Graduation Ceremony. The graduation was the culmination of a 14-week program for boys from the age of 8 to 17 which focused on the specific issues boys face today. From what they hope for and what they need, to the ways in which supportive adults can help them grow into productive and responsible men. The program was lead by Caleb Wolf, Board Member, and Travis Wells, Club Director, who were engaged in every step of the journey offering support, guidance and inspiration. Funding provided by: Rotary Club of Parole