Whether you are Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard, we provide high-quality programs and caring mentors for your child.

Since 1991, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has partnered with the U.S. Armed Services to provide support and services to military-connected youth on and off installation. Because military-connected youth face unique challenges, Boys & Girls Clubs of America helps them access specialized opportunities, cultivate lifelong friendships and develop the resilience they need to build great futures. From rural areas, schools and inner-cities to military installations and Native lands, a Boys & Girls Club or BGCA-affiliated Youth Center is located in all 50 states and in 16 countries around the world, doing whatever it takes to provide a safe environment to help your child succeed.

“The best way to lead and teach people is to live, lead, and love by example. My Youth Center has taught me to be a leader that loves beyond gender, ethnicity and demographic to bring out the best in every person I connect with.”

- Dasia B., 2019-20 National Military Youth of the Year


MISSION: Youth Outreach

A partnership between the Joint Military Services and Boys & Girls Clubs of America, providing children of National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty families who do not live near or have access to a military Youth Center free membership* to their local Boys & Girls Club.

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*additional fees may apply

If you have questions or want more information on the services we provide to military families, contact the Military Services team.

Working Together to Improve the Lives of Military Families

Since 2016, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has partnered with government agencies, military-serving organizations, private sector corporations and foundations to improve the lives of military families in civilian communities where the need is greatest.

Called the “Better Together” partnership, this ground-breaking public-private collaboration is focused on taking action to support military youth and their families.

Resources have been aligned to help military-connected youth become more resilient and develop the skills necessary to enter the workforce. All resources are available for free through this site and our services and partner sites listed below.

The Association of US Army

The Association of US Army provides a voice for the Army, supports the Soldier, and honors those who have served in order to advance the security of the nation.

Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening America's military families through community building.

Military Child Education Coalition

The mission of the Military Child Education Coalition is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource provides military families expert support and information on community resources that are proven and practical.

National Military Family Association

National Military Family Association offers Military camps, family retreats, and healing adventures targeted to military youth in the United States and abroad.

Army National Guard Child & Youth Services

The Army National Guard Child & Youth Services promotes and sustain the quality of life and resilience of Army National Guard dependent children and youth by providing secure, timely, flexible, high-quality support services and enrichment programs.

Army Reserve Family Programs

Army Reserve Family Programs (ARFP) is a comprehensive blend of quality of life programs in support of Department of Defense activities. Family Programs is a Commander's force multiplier for mission readiness.

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