About Us

Who We Are

We believe in kids. Because that’s what they need.

Every child needs someone who believes in them, someone they trust and someone who gives them the confidence they need to become a responsible, capable young adult. At A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club, we don’t just entertain kids. We don’t just help them with homework. We believe in them, we respect them and we challenge them. Ultimately, we help them grow strong, believe in themselves and go bravely into the future.

Founded in 1966, we are affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, a nationwide organization of nearly 4,000 clubs serving some four million children and teens through club membership and community outreach. At A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club, we specifically serve children from Birmingham and Bessemer neighborhoods.

In 2016, more than 1,800 children ranging from age six to 18 came through our doors. Membership costs just $8 per year and gives members access to our facilities and a variety of enrichment programs. We focus on health and nutrition, character and leadership skills, education and career development, art, music, sports and recreation. We’re here to tutor, mentor and guide these children and youth so they can become productive, responsible and caring citizens.


As a non-profit organization we believe we should be transparent with our community in everything that we do. The ways in which you contribute or if your child attends our club, we believe you should know how your investment is performing. A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club is growing in a variety of ways, our footprint across the Birmingham metro area has expanded, our programs are diversifying, and our clubs are making a bigger impact than they ever have before. All of this is due to your investment in A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club.

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