For 30 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the U.S. Armed Services have partnered to provide support and services to military-connected youth on- and off-installation. Because military-connected youth face unique challenges, BGCA helps them access specialized opportunities, cultivate lifelong friendships, and develop the necessary resilience to build great futures. From rural areas, schools and inner-cities, to military installations and on Native lands, a Boys & Girls Club or BGCA-affiliated Youth Center can be found in all 50 states and 16 countries worldwide, doing whatever it takes to provide a safe environment to help your child succeed.
MISSION: Youth Outreach
The MWR program pays the membership fees to support access to youth programming where families reside. Coast Guard families located in Kodiak, Petaluma, Cape Cod, and Borinquen are encouraged to use the local MWR Youth Center as their first choice!
If you are not located in one of these areas, you should look at our affiliation with the Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA), which has amazing opportunities for our families through the Mission Youth Outreach (MYO) program.
The MYO is an outreach partnership that supports military youth, ages 6-18, by creating a positive, supportive network. Through this partnership, children of Selected Reserve and Active Duty families who do not have access to a military Youth Center can receive a membership at no cost to their local Boys & Girls Club. Sponsors can go to any BGCA Club in the community, mention that they are military, fill out the form to obtain a membership, and they are good to use the local BGCA facilities.
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If you have questions or want more information on the services we provide to military families, contact the Military Services team.
Associated Press photographer John Konstantara
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RADM Erroll Brown, USCG (retired)
At eight years old, Erroll was surrounded by positive and caring adult mentors who offered a safe space for him and his brother after-school. As the first African American promoted to flag rank in the U.S. Coast Guard, among a number of other accomplishments since his youth, he is grateful for the structure, lessons and confidence his Club experience provided him with.