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Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis believes that every young person deserves to live a life filled with hope and opportunity. Because we care about our young people, we provide a safe, educational, and positive atmosphere where they can prosper and reach their full potential.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis serves more than 5,800 youth at 10 different sites across Indianapolis, ages 5-18 annually. 51% of member households have an income of $25,000 or less, and 79% of our members are eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Since 1893! The Newsboys Home (then Boys Home and Employment Association) opened in 1893. In 1991, the board of directors voted to admit girls into membership thus becoming the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. BGCI is currently celebrating 126 years of service to the Indianapolis community.

Individual Club hours vary during after-school programming; however, Clubs are open between the hours of 3pm-9pm. Clubs are also open during the summer months and school breaks. Please view for specific Club locations and hours.

The Clubs keep membership fees affordable for all youth, the cost is only $25 for a school year.

Yes, BGCI is a United Way agency. BGCI is funded by a combination of government, foundation grants, private individuals, and business donations and events.

Yes! We are always looking for volunteers to help with tutoring, mentoring, and spending time in the Clubs with our members. To learn more about volunteering with BGCI, email:

Yes! Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Donations allow us to keep our program services affordable for the families we serve.