History & Mission (K)

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 ROOTS (Raising Our Own to Succeed) Austin.


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


The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas aims to uphold high ethical standards in all areas; especially in overseeing our finances, reporting data and community outreach, being good stewards to all donations, and always representing ourselves based on morals and our mission.The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas Provides the following: 


  • A safe place to learn and grow 
  • Ongoing relationships with caring professionals
  • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences 
  • Hope and opportunity

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.