Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa

Our Impact

8 current club locations across the Des Moines metro.
1,800 registered club members.
95% of high school age club members graduate on time and 79% go on to post-secondary education.


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

Key Services Provided

BGCCI is the leading advocate for youth in Central Iowa. BGCCI takes a holistic approach to ensure youth have adequate food, emotional support and educational resources.BGCCI provides a safe, supportive environment with state-of-the-art spaces.BGCCI conducts continuous staff training to ensure each member’s health and safety.

Key Audiences Served

BGCCI currently serves 1,800+ registered members in the Des Moines area, K-12th grade, at eight Club locations. Through Club, 92% of members regularly engage in physical activity, 100% of members qualify for free or reduced priced lunches and 100% of Club members believe all kids can be leaders.

Ways to Give

Board of Directors

Andy Bates
Joseph R. Benesh
Chad Bruntz
Jerry Brantley, Jr.
Pati Burt
Jill Burnett-Requist
David Chapman
Mike Ensley
Nathan Franje
Matt Fryar
Chick Herbert
Tanner Krause
Chris Kyhl
Amy Lane
Colleen MacRae Wittmack
Chelsea McCracken
Reed McManigal
Bill Northup
John Ridgeway
Jessica Ringena
Brett Smith
John P. Smith
Deb VanVelzen
Brent Wilberts

1421 Walker Street | Des Moines, IA 50316 | (515) 242-7925 |

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