Founded: 1946
7 Clubhouses in Portland Metro
School Extension Sites in 2 Districts

Boys & Girls Clubs are safe, positive places for kids to enjoy fun and engaging programs at an affordable price.

Clubs provide enrichment programs to youth while empowering them with a sense of belonging and security.

Clubs surround members with caring, trained staff that engage them in nationally proven evidence-based youth development programs.

Program areas include leadership and community service; academic enrichment; science and technology; performing and visual arts; personal health and fitness; college prep and workforce training; and recreation and sports leadership leagues.

Our Mission is to empower all young people, especially those who need us most, to discover their full potential as caring, engaged, responsible community members.

Academic Success

Education & Career 1

Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy Lifestyles 1

Character & Leadership

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4,280

youth members in 2015-2016

“The Wattles Boys & Girls Club has made me who I am today. When I entered high school, I didn’t think I’d go to college. Now I’m a senior, and I’ve been accepted to two four-year universities.”

Bryan Gastelum-Plata
Bryan Gastelum-PlataYouth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro and the state of Oregon

“I like the Club because the staff are incredible.”

Jazsmin
JazsminClub member, age 13

“I have never been more proud of Nathan… I am humbled by the person/man he has become and I know the Club had a role in forming this wonderful person. I have tears in my eyes as I write this to you. Please pass on to all involved what an impact this had on my family. There are not enough words to express my gratitude.”

Laura Pride
Laura PrideMother of Nathan, a 2014 Youth of the Year candidate

“I feel like I am a part of the Boys & Girls Club, and my voice will always be heard.”

Krystal
Krystal2014 Youth of the Year candidate
98%

of Club members report taking on leadership roles at the Club.

94%

of BGCP seniors graduated high school in 2015.

144,051

meals were served to BGCP youth from 2014-2015