Boys and Girls Club Wales
Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales is a national voluntary youth work organisation which traces its roots back to 1922 when the first “Boys Club” opened in Treharris for the benefit of the young collier boys of this time. Since those early beginnings the Organisation has developed into one of the foremost youth work providers in Wales. We are a national organisation and serve the whole of Wales.
BGC Wales offers young people in Wales new and exciting opportunities by providing a full and varied programme of educational, cultural, sporting and social activities. The organisation has a membership of 30,000 young people in 170 clubs, supported by over 3,100 trained volunteers.
Our aim as stated in our constitution; to support and assist in the physical, educational and ethical development of young people through their leisure time activity, so that they may mature as responsible individuals and as valued and active members of their communities.
Why we are working with Parliament Week
Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Wales works with young people to ensure that they voice is heard an that the young people are aware that they can influence politics and speak with politicians. It is important that young people understand that the decisions that affect their lives are made by politicians and that they can influence these politicians by reaching out to make their voice heard!!!