Our Centre location at 200 East Lake Crescent offers a wide variety of programs, services, and resources for youth and teens in grades 6-12 (ages 11-18), where we prioritize meeting the needs and interests of our members, the community, and the youth and teens we see.
The Centre and its programs provide youth and teens with a safe and inclusive, environment where they can be themselves, discover their interests, build their self esteem and confidence, create new relationships, make new friends, and be exposed to positive role models.
We offer youth and teens registered evening programs!
Youth Drop In is FREE thanks to our incredible sponsors at RBC! Youth Drop In runs everyday after school until 6:00 pm. We provide a great atmosphere to get homework done, learn new computer skills and enjoy some down time with friends! Drop In has weekly themed activities to keep youth engaged and having fun! Program hours may vary due to holiday closures and school breaks.
The BGCA Youth Centre location-200 East Lake Crescent, will continue to provide our lunch program held on Wednesday's starting Sept. 6th from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. This program is open to the public! BGCA has been supporting the community youth at our Drop In program and a variety of schools within Airdrie and surrounding areas with free wholesome lunches! Bag lunches include a sandwich, a baked good (muffin, cookie, or strudel) and a snack.
The Boys and Girls Club of Airdrie is extremely grateful to have received the President's Choice Basic Needs - Brighter Futures grant.
The grant has provided us with the opportunity to enhance and extend our current nutrition programming for Youth and Teens at the BGCA Centre. Through our programs, youth and teens will learn basic and foundational cooking and kitchen skills, as well as supplementary skills and knowledge such as food safety, food preparation, meal planning on a budget, shopping on a budget, making good choices, positive and healthy lifestyles, etc.
The Basic Needs - Brighter Futures grant has allowed us to take basic and fundamental skills kitchen and nutritional skills and combine them with supplementary skills and knowledge. This exposes our youth and teens to a more well rounded approach to cooking and healthy/nutritional ways of life that we desire for them to adopt.