Boys & Girls Clubs in Indiana (BGCIN) was formed in 2016 as a 501 (c)(3) organization in efforts to manage and implement additional funding that requires the 501 (c)(3) designation and to expand service opportunities throughout Indiana. BGCIN represents all 36 Boys & Girls Club organizations from across Indiana.
BGCIN provides programmatic oversight for two current AmeriCorps programs, indlucing (1) over 160 AmeriCorps State (state competitive funded) and (2) 13 full-time VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members at 9 locations. Our programs have been successful in the recruitment and retention of AmeriCorps members as well as addressing youth development issues related to education and healthy lifestyles through programs and activities at local Boys & Girls Clubs.
Our Project ACES (Accelerating Children through Education Support) Corps program serves members throughout Indiana where they serve with at-risk youth in education and healthy lifestyles programming. This program has served 1,047 AmeriCorps members from 2008-16. These Corps members have served with 17,985 volunteers who have provided 142,957 hours of volunteer service back to the local Club and community with AmeriCorps member support.
In June 2017, we will be launching the AmeriCorps Affiliates programs. This program allows youth between the ages of 14-17 to become AmeriCorps members and participate in service, education, healthy lifestyles, and career building activities alongside Junior Staff and Project ACES AmeriCorps members.