Our Story


Our Story



On March 16, 1994, the Willie Mae Mitchell Community Opportunity Center was established as a community-based youth organization. On Nov. 21, 2001, the organization was accepted into the membership of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and was renamed the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas (BGCSCT).

Since its inception, the BGCSCT has proudly served the youth of Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe and Hays counties. BGCSCT provides children with a safe place to learn and grow, provide ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, offer life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, and hope and opportunity for all members.  

BGCSCT is a public, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in San Marcos, Texas. One of the BGCSCT’s most unique features is that it is one of only two Clubs in the United States that operate a charter school.  BGCSCT is fortunate to have two charter schools, Texas Preparatory School – San Marcos and Texas Preparatory School – Austin, which implements BGC programs and operates according to the BGCSCT mission. While TPS – San Marcos solely operates as a traditional BGC after school program, the Austin campus, Texas Preparatory School – Austin’s after school program is the East Austin Music Academy.


“To enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.”



Today, thousands of boys and girls from low-income neighborhoods benefit from the programs and services designed by local clubs specifically to help them grow in all aspects of life.

Our programs provide strong moral guidance, positive role models and life-changing educational programs designed to save kids from lives of crime and failure.  Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas is an organization that stands for traditional values, while providing progressive programs that address the problems faced by the youth of today.

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Our Mission & Values


Are There Volunteer Opportunities Available?

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas has many volunteer opportunities ranging from mentors to special events.  Please contact volunteer@bgcsct.org for more information.  

What is the cost to be a member?

The membership cost is $50 per year, with $80 Monthly activity Fee (September – May)

Summer program membership is $50 Summer Registration, $80/Week for 6 weeks

Who is eligible to become a member of BGCSCT?

Any boy or girl ages 6 – 18 can become a member.

Where are the Clubs located?

BGCSCT has locations through Hays and Caldwell counties.  Ask us for more information.