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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas provides a safe and nurturing environment for young people to learn, grow, and thrive. With a diverse range of programs and a commitment to youth development, BGCTX has become a cornerstone of the community, serving 21,000 youth annually and 3,200 youth per day across 29 Club sites throughout Central Texas.

The club’s vision is to provide a world-class club experience that ensures success is within reach of every young person. Its facilities are designed to foster comprehensive development and engagement. From a STEM lab and Imagination Station to the Teaching Kitchen and Recreation Room, there are endless opportunities for hands-on learning, creativity, and social interaction. 

Following are some of the exciting programs offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas that contribute to the holistic development of kids in Killeen.

  • Academic Success Programs: BGCTX recognizes the importance of education and career preparation. Our Academic Success programs give youth the opportunity to practice and develop skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. Programs like Career Launch and Diplomas to Degrees provide valuable knowledge and resources for future success. Additionally, programs such as DIY STEM, Image makers, and Power Hour: Making Minutes Count help students embrace reading, technology, and practical learning experiences. The Summer Brain Gain program prevents learning loss during vacations, ensuring students stay academically engaged throughout the year.
  • Good Character and Citizenship Programs: The club aims to mold responsible, caring citizens and provide opportunities to develop leadership skills. Programs like Keystone Clubs, Junior Staff, and Torch Clubs empower youngsters to take on leadership roles and engage in meaningful club and community initiatives. The Million Members, Million Hours of Service campaign encourages youth to contribute to their communities through volunteerism, while the Youth of the Year program recognizes and celebrates exceptional achievements, leadership, and character.
  • Adopting Healthy Lifestyles: Healthy habits are crucial for kids' overall well-being, and at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas, we offer programs that nurture positive behaviors. The ALL STARS program focuses on comprehensive wellness, teaching kids about nutrition, physical fitness, and emotional well-being. SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood provide a supportive environment where young people can discuss and explore topics specific to their gender, while SMART Moves equips them with skills to navigate challenges and build resilience. The Triple Play program combines physical activities, nutrition education, and emotional well-being to help youth develop healthy habits for life.
Engaging kids in after-school activities such as the ones provided at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas helps them reach their full potential. The diverse programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and dedicated staff create a safe and supportive environment where kids can learn, grow, and thrive. If you are a parent seeking meaningful and engaging opportunities for your child, consider joining us. 

For more information, visit Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas at 703 N 8th St., Killeen, TX - 76541, or call 254-699-5808. You can also browse our activities for kids at and connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates.
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