mission is to empower young people, especially those from disadvantaged
circumstances, to succeed in life.BGCMR has five Clubs in four neighborhoods that are permeated by poverty. Modeled on nationally tested programs, our Clubs start with capturing the attention of our members who are 6 to 18 years old. Then we improve behavior and members’ personal expectations and goals through intentional but informal guidance of trained staff members. To this we add an array of high quality programs and activities. Youth build skills that enable them to climb out of poverty through, higher education and good-paying jobs. We operate Clubs where the concentration of youth living in disadvantaged circumstances is highest: Richmond's Northside (Providence Park), Southside (Bainbridge), East End and in Petersburg. Our Clubs work with others in the community to create a culture where success is expected from all youth, regardless of their membership in the Club.