About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro LA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles was founded in December 2015 as a scalable and sustainable solution to reversing the opportunity crises facing some of the most vulnerable children in the neediest neighborhoods of Los Angeles. BGCMLA is designed to increase programmatic offerings and serve a greater number of youth in the areas of Los Angeles most in need of its services. The mission of BGCMLA is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.Our mission is fulfilled by offering nationally recognized, research-based programs and activities in three core areas: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. We believe in empowering youth to explore a future with endless possibilities by offering creative programming, such as new approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) created in collaboration with our community partners. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles is safe, stable place that ensures physical and emotional safety while discouraging crime in our local communities. Click here for more information regarding Club safety. The individual Clubs which presently make up BGCMLA have a deep history of impact in the neediest areas of Los Angeles County. This new collaboration of Clubs and community partners currently includes the following Boys & Girls Clubs: Challengers, since 1968; Watts/Willowbrook, since 1968; Bell Gardens, since 1960; Jordan Downs and Nickerson Gardens were opened in collaboration with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. At BGCMLA, we are wholly committed to maximizing our Clubs’ potential to serve more kids, more often, and to build strong, sustainable organizations.