The Boys & Girls Club of Augusta (BGCAM) is the Augusta area's only free, community-based program for teens. We provide programming focused on suspension reduction, arts, sports and character development. Our facility is housed at the Buker Community Center in Augusta, and services are provided after school, during school vacations and on most holidays. Our participants hail primarily from the Augusta School District. Many are of low socioeconomic status, and often lack strong, supportive family ties and have few positive social advocates.
Each year, the BGCAM serves approximately 250 teenagers in grades 7-12. Approximately 98% of these students qualify for free or reduced lunch-greatly exceeding the state average. With support from the BGCAM, these students are able to take part in positive, community-based programs and services, reconnect to their school communities, and most are able to graduate and attend college.