About BGCMB

What We Do
Since 2007, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB) has been serving at risk children and families of Baltimore. BGCMB annually serves over 4,200 children & youth ages 6 to 18, who live in some of Baltimore’s most severely distressed communities. Close to 600 youth pass through the doors of Club sites each day!

BGCMB works to create opportunities for children & youth to get involved in the community and to reach their full potential. BGCMB members have the chance to participate in unique experiences like when 25 of our members got the opportunity to meet the First Lady, Michelle Obama on July 21, 2010 at Camden Yards.

School Year Offerings:
Our after-school programs host a variety of programs geared towards building academics, character, healthy living, and other important areas for our members.

For a complete listing of the program offered, click HERE

Summer Programs:
Our a six-week Summer Fun Club Program helps youth stay active, be a part of a community, and avoid the summer brain-drain while having fun with friends!

Click HERE for more information about the Summer Fun Club and to download an application.

History
Looking to re-establish Clubs in Baltimore City, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) asked Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County to help with the effort and as a result, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore (BGCMB), was established as a wholly owned LLC in May 2007. In April 2009, BGCMB became a separate and independent 501c3 organization. The first Club was opened in July 2007 in partnership with the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks at their CC Jackson Recreation Center in Park Heights.

Following our first club opening, we've opened several others around our beloved City of Baltimore!

  • Brooklyn Homes Club - Opened December 2007 in partnership with Baltimore City Housing Authority
  • O’Donnell Heights - Opened January 2008 in partnership with the Police Athletic League
  • Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center - Opened October 2008 in partnership with the State of Maryland Department of Juvenile Services 
  • Westport Homes - Opened in May 2009 in partnership with the Baltimore City Housing Authority Recently we have established a Club operation at the 
  • Webster Kendrick-Callaway Elementary Schoo- Opened in partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools and The Family League
  • Brooklyn O'Malley - Awarded to BGCMB by City Recreation & Parks (replacing the Park Heights & the Brooklyn Homes Club)
  • Towanda Recreation Center - an Extension Club operation opened in 2013
  • Arlington - School site operation opened in partnership with Park Heights Renaissances
  • Gilmor Homes - Opened in June 2016






Mission Statement

"To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens."

We accomplish this mission by providing a safe place for youth to learn and grow, fostering genuine and ongoing relationships between our youth and caring adult professionals, sponsoring positive, life-enhancing programs, and by promoting character development, hope, and opportunity.


Locations

BGCMB works with Baltimore’s youth in eight sites across the city:

  • Brooklyn O’Malley
  • O’Donnell Heights
  • Juvenile Justice Center
  • Westport Homes
  • Webster Kendrick
  • Towanda Extension
  • Arlington
  • Gilmor Homes

For a list of site addresss & contact information, click HERE

Leadership

BGCMB is led by a dedicated executive and program staff, as well as a committed Board of Directors. 

Click the links below to get to know our staff and board!

Administrative Office

11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410.637.3838
Fax: 410.637.3737
Email: boysandgirls@bgcmetrobaltimore.org






Community Partners