What is BGC Wales?
Boys' and Girls' Clubs of Wales is a national voluntary youth work organisation offering young people new and attractive opportunities by providing a full and varied programme of educational, cultural, sporting and social activities.
From its early beginnings in the 1920's, the organisation has developed into being recognised as one of the most progressive youth work organisation in the UK. The organisation continues to offer a service and support to young people throughout Wales in traditional boys' and girls' clubs, community youth clubs and clubs providing sports and activities.
To assist in the process of moral, cultural, mental and physical development of young people so as to ensure a smooth transition into adult life.
To promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
To be at the heart of the community.
To be respectful, reliable and trusted.
To act with professionalism and integrity.
To support young people and their changing needs in these challenging times through providing safe spaces, sports, training opportunities and projects to enable them to fulfil their potential and the opportunity to take part in life changing opportunities.
Today, we have a membership of over 100 clubs providing youth work and sport throughout Wales.
We offer support and training to young people to help them develop into responsible and valued members of their communities and ensure that all young people have equal access to these opportunities.
Our staff team and volunteers support our member clubs with non formal learning opportunities such as Safer Internet use, Football Against Racism in Europe, Coding and Raise Your Voice.
We offer clubs the chance to participate in projects, informal workshops and our annual youth exchange with our German partners. We provide leaders and volunteers with access to training including Level 2 and 3 Youth Work Qualification.
We also provide clubs with advice on funding, sustainability and applying for charitable status.