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 five 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 five 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 Clubhouses offer 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.
Five Club Locations:
Annapolis (3 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 modeling 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 .
BGCAA celebrated this semester's STEM Mentoring program with a Junior First Lego League showcase at the Bates Clubhouse. Participants in STEM Mentoring displayed their recycling projects and quizzed the South River High School's Power Hawks about their super cool robots - including one that actually retrieves and throws basketballs. Members also enjoyed games, refreshments, building with Legos, and driving the Power Hawks robots throughout the Games Room. Thank you to all of our STEM Mentors, Volunteers, and the Power Hawks for making the event so much fun.