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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, kids and teens are in a safe, positive, and engaging environment. Our programs are led by a team of fully-trained youth development professionals who not only work to prepare and inspire our youth but also expose them to opportunities that help them to reach their fullest potential. The diverse collection of programs offered at our Clubs are tailored to encourage growth in the three following areas:

Academic Success

Healthy Lifestyles

Character & Leadership Development

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Find a Club!

With 25 Clubs in 10 metro counties, BGCMA serves nearly 12,000 youth annually and 3,300 youth per day. Find a Club near you. We also operate Camp Kiwanis a year-round residence camp that provides a positive, challenging outdoor experience to the youth we serve.

 

Age of Children

BGCMA accepts applications for children between the ages of 6 and 18 years of age at each location. School sites may vary.

Membership Application

Please download the membership application, fill out completely and bring or fax it to the Club in which you are enrolling your child(ren). Find a club in your area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Membership

What is the cost?

The cost is between $60 – $135 per child per school year based on income. Summer costs are extra and vary per club. Parents will be required to provide the child’s social security number as well as proof of income for eligibility.

*Fees at the Centers of Hope and Westside Atlanta Charter Clubs are on a sliding fee scale. Please contact your specific Club of interest for more information.

What is your weekly/monthly fee for after school care?

There is no weekly or monthly fee.

Do you provide scholarships for youth or foster youth?

Scholarships are reviewed case by case and are dependent on availability.

Is attendance required?

No, we are a drop in facility and do not require attendance but recommend your child come at least three days per week.

Do you provide discounts?

Base memberships start at $60 per child and range to $135 per child based on annual household income. Due to the sliding scale fee structure, our membership fee is significantly lower than other youth serving organizations. For those youth that have Amerigroup insurance, their membership fee is waive. No child is turned away due to the inability to pay. We can work with families as needed on a case-by-case basis.

Do memberships transfer?

Transfers are handled on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by a Club executive director.

Do you provide meals/snacks?

During the afterschool program, snacks are provided at no additional cost.  During summer camp, breakfast and lunch are provided at no additional cost. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider.

Do you provide transportation?

Transportation varies per Club. Contact the Club directly to find out if schools will drop off at the Club or if your selected Club provides a route from your child’s school. Transportation is first come, first serve and can require a minimum amount of attendance to ensure members most in need are able to attend the Club. Transportation home from the Club is not provided. For those Club members who ride a Boys & Girls Clubs bus from their school to the Club, there is an additional $15 transportation fee.

Are you open during school breaks or holidays?

We are currently open during Spring Break and Summer Camp. Please call the Club for other breaks, but generally Clubs are closed on corresponding county school holidays and full teacher work days.

Can my child bring a friend for a day?

Club visits are allowed during the school year and are limited to one day. Waivers must be signed prior to attending.

Programmatic

Will my child receive one on one tutoring?

All youth are provided homework assistance. Tutoring is on a case by case basis and dependent on volunteers.

How do your sport’s leagues work?

Athletic and sports programs are available at every Club. Our leagues are intramural. We offer basketball, flag football, soccer, baseball and softball, as well as swimming at certain locations. You must be a member of the Club to participate in a sports league.

Are there programs for specific age groups?

Our programs are age-appropriate and geared to meet the needs and interests of various ages. There are several specific programs for every age, including teen programming.

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Volunteer

I’m interested in volunteering as a parent. How do I do that?

Yes, we would love to have you as a volunteer. Please visit our volunteer page for instructions on how to sign up. You may discuss current opportunities with the Club director and then complete the volunteer enrollment process.

Can I volunteer as a teenager?

You must first become a member by paying the membership fee and complete a volunteer application.

Is there a minimum amount of days or hours?

Depends on your availability. To gain the most of your experience, we recommend setting up a schedule conducive to your talent and the Club’s needs.

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