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Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

In Anne Arundel County, like most communities, many youth are left to go home and spend critical hours without any adult supervision. Sponsoring the 21st Annual Adrian L. Merton BGCAA Golf Classic to Benefit Youth helps make it possible for more than 2,200 at risk youth in Anne Arundel County to experience life changing educational programs, mentoring , and positive adult guidance during the critical years of development. Together, through our mission, we will be able to inspire and enable our youth to realize and reach their full potential. Presented by The Brick Companies.


“Sports Camp” Added to Summer Roster

The Boys & Girls Club at Bates has added 3 Sports Camps to the roster for the week of August 11 - 15. Youth of all levels, from the ages of 6 to 12, are invited to join us for Cheerleading Camp, Flag Football Camp or Basketball Camp. Camp will be from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. Registration is $75 per child ($55 for members). For details please call 410-263-2542

A state-of-the-art youth baseball field is scheduled to open Thursday at the Wiley H. Bates Heritage Park near the city’s Boys & Girls Club. The $1.3 million complex is the culmination of a three-year effort to bring a new athletic field to the city.The Bates park includes a baseball diamond with a dugout; a field for football, lacrosse and field hockey; a roofed outdoor basketball court; a concession stand; and a boardwalk.Ripken said the Annapolis field, as well as the foundation’s 22 other fields across the country, honors his father. Read the entire article here

Congratulations to our 2014 Ed Casey Youth of the Year Award Winner, Danae Cannedy. Danae, from our Freetown Village Club, was named Youth of the Year on April 10th at the Annual YOY dinner, in front of more than 300 guests. Watch the Comcast Newsmakers video here.

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This Winter BGCAA partnered with Filmsters to implement the Smart Drive Initiative sponsored by the Allstate Foundation. Club members produced two 60 second PSAs to raise awareness about safe driving for teens.

Life Lessons - Popular Mechanics
Mentors from Maryland to Alaska teach kids skills to build robots, homes and brighter futures. Read more in the June issue of Popular Mechanics which highlights how mentors from the Naval Academy are helping local youth.

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