Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso (El Paso, TX)


  • Name:Whit Smith
  • Title:Grant Writer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso
  • Address:801 S. Florence St.
    El Paso, TX 79901
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:9155327410

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of El Paso (BGCEP) is "to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible adults."

  • Overview:
  • BGCEP provides afterschool and summer youth development programs throughout El Paso, TX, including educational activities and mentoring programs designed primarily to promote positive academic outcomes, decrease juvenile delinquency, and foster good citizenship.
    This year is the 86th Anniversary of BGCEP and the need for these programs are stronger than ever. The youth we serve live in the poorest areas of El Paso, with high school drop-out rates up to 40% and poverty rates to match. Boys & Girls Clubs provides a safe place with supportive adults who supervise structured and fun activities that encourage our kids to learn, dream, grow and succeed.
    Strong community support for the youth we serve is reflected in: a strong, professional and committed board, dedicated staff, an engaged parent and alumni group and community volunteers and nonprofits and our national consultants. The organization is committed to ongoing evaluation and improvement to ensure maximized youth outcomes.
    BGCEP is requesting $5,000 to provide Project Learn, a research based program developed by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. It incorporates math, science and language into hands-on activities that create an experiential atmosphere conducive to life-long learning. The program features five major components: 1) Homework help and tutoring, 2) high-yield learning and leisure activities, 3) Parent and adult involvement 4) Collaboration with schools and community organizations, 5) Incentives. Through these five components, Clubs mobilize their resources to help children succeed in school. BGCEP also incorporates the use of mentors who meet with a group of youth on a consistent basis. The mentors provide high yield learning activities with youth, and serve as positive role models that encourage success. Over a three year period, the national evaluation of Project Learn showed statistically significant grade improvements and an increase in attendance rates for program participants.

  • History:
  • In the early part of 1929, two civic minded men became interested in curbing the juvenile delinquency in South El Paso. These two men saw a definite need for a program that would take the boys off the streets and provide them with worthwhile activities, wholesome recreation, and teach them the folly of crime. Thus was organized the Good Will Boys’ Club, with eight members, one set of boxing gloves, one basketball and one set of dominoes. The meeting place was two small rooms in the basement of the Lydia Patterson Institute. The Club proved to be such a great help to these boys that the scope of the work was enlarged, and the doors were opened to all boys between the ages of eight and eighteen. The same year of its inception, 1929, the organization became part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations working to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens.
    For 86 years, BGCEP has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. In 1990, the mission was expanded to serve girls as well and we remain committed to enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

  • Year established:1929
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:34
  • Advisory board size:9
  • Staff size:20


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
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