3 p.m. - 7 p.m. After-School (7:30 p.m. at Taylor)
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Summer
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Saturday Morning Club
* Saturday Morning Club is free fun for parents with their 5 and under children (older siblings welcome) held on most Saturdays in Midland and Odessa. To sign up for Saturday Club weekly text updates:
Midland Updates -
text to: 313131
the message: BGC Midland
Odessa Updates -
text to: 313131
the message: BGC Odessa
Mission: ...to help young people become productive, caring and responsible citizens by providing enriching experiences in a positive environment.
Registration: The normal procedure is for the parent to go to a particular club location where your child will be participating. Many of our sports leagues also allow on-line registration.
Age: The minimum age to be a Club Kid is six (6) years old. Some of our sports allow participation as young as 4 years old. You must prove your child's age if asked.
Facilities: There are four facilities in the Midland-Odessa area, annually serving 4,000 kids from ages 6 to 18, with most being in elementary school. Each facility has an academic/computer room, art room, kitchen, game room and gymnasium, and all four locations are adjacent to a city park. On any given weekday and some Saturdays, between 400 - 2,000 kids will be participating in one of our programs!
Cost: As we do not want any child left behind due to a lack of financial resources or parental involvement, we try to keep our fees very low. And if a child can’t afford the token fee, he or she is given the opportunity to do chores to earn it. Sports fees are also kept to a minimum to encourage participation.
Membership Fees: $20 per semester, $40 for the summer
If you can't afford these fees, PLEASE speak to the Unit Director.
Transportation: More information about our after-school transportation can be found at the "tab" Transportation to the left. We use four buses and four vans.
The Club is NOT a daycare, but a private youth club licensed by the state differently than a daycare. Many children walk to and from their homes. Parents must remind their children to never leave the Club without their approval.
Revenue Sources: Private donors give 30% of the operating revenue, foundations 23%, United Ways of Midland and Odessa respectively give 14%, government 9%, and program fees and rentals generate 24%.
Our seven club values: hard work, honesty, self-discipline, respect, learning, service and kindness.
~Character and Healthy Lifestyle Education: Smart Moves age appropriate curriculum, Passport to Manhood, Smart Girls, and several other guest organizations who regularly give talks to the kids
~Academic Support: homework help (Power Hour) every school day, recognition awards, reading materials, Stride Academy learning software on 40 computers
~Daily Meal is served (113,000+ last year!)
~Typical Field Trips: swimming, ice skating, roller skating, bowling, miniature golf, planetarium, zoo, amusement park, pizza party, semi-pro football and baseball games, Monahans Sand Hills, Lubbock Science Spectrum, Balmorhea State Park
~Arts & Crafts: accredited art teacher shared among the four locations, photography (national BGCA winner), painting, textiles, cooking, crafts of all sorts, pottery and ceramics
~Game Room: pool, ping pong, air hockey, foosball, shuffle ball, body movement video games, scavenger hunts, checkers, board games, movie theater with wholesome movies, popcorn machine, concession stand
~Special Events: back-to-school supplies, fall festival, pumpkin carving, Thanksgiving, Santa, cook-outs, coat and shoe distribution, end of season parties
~Sports Programs: judo, boxing, volleyball, basketball, tackle football, flag football, cheer and dance (Our goal with organized sports is to allow the average kid a chance to play sports. Elite and select leagues often exclude poor kids or the less than stellar athlete.)
Local Collaborative Relationships: U.T.P.B., Odessa College, Midland College, numerous churches, City of Midland, City of Odessa, Special Olympics, home school associations, E.C.I.S.D., M.I.S.D., West Texas Food Bank, and many more.
National History: Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a congressionally chartered organization having its beginnings in 1861, during the Civil War, when fathers were off to war and their sons roamed the streets back home. Incorporated in 1906, today the Boys & Girls Clubs of America has nearly 4,000 clubs throughout the United States.
Local History: The Boys Club came to Odessa in 1958 and Midland in 1965. In 1990 the Boys Clubs of America became the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. And in 2013, the Odessa and Midland clubs, remaining independent organizations, formed the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Permian Basin.