It is our mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, healthy and caring members of society.


The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands is a leader in youth development on the local and national level.  We are transforming our community by providing youth with impactful, fun and educational opportunities in a safe environment.  These opportunities are led by professional, positive role models and often in collaboration with community partners who help make a lifelong impact in the lives of those we serve.

What We Do

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more.

Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. With 11 locations serving over 7,000 local youth, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands is one of the largest youth service agencies in the Omaha, Carter Lake, and Council Bluffs metro area.

Why Great Futures Start Here

For more than 55 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands (BGCM) has delivered on our promise to provide at-risk metro area youth with the support needed to reach their full potential. BGCM has a proven and effective approach: provide disadvantaged youth with a positive, accessible place to go; surround them with trained and supportive staff; and offer results-oriented programs that are educational, recreational and age-appropriate.

We currently operate 11 Clubs in the metro Omaha and Southwest Iowa area, in addition to Camp Nakomis, a summer camp that provides a positive, challenging outdoor experience to the youth within our community. Historically, BGCM has purposefully located Clubs in areas of high need in order to have the greatest impact on the lives of at-risk youth. Currently, we serve over 7,000 children and teens, many of whom are minorities, economically disadvantaged and live in single-parent households.

BGCM’s goal is to deliver programs that create happy and healthy children today while building a foundation of success for tomorrow – impact for a better future. This begins with the imperative to provide a safe environment that keeps kids engaged, active and happy in the hours after school, during vacation periods and throughout the summer months. Research shows that during periods of idleness and boredom, kids are vulnerable to peer pressure, violence and other risky activities. The risks are even higher for children from disadvantaged circumstances. We minimize those risks by engaging young people in activities with positive adult role models and peers, enabling them to learn powerful life skills.

BGCM Society

The Chairs Cabinet

Cox Communications
Robert B. Daugherty Charitable Foundation
Karen and Kim Hawkins
Peter Kiewit Foundation
Mammel Foundation
William and Ruth Scott Foundation
The Sherwood Foundation
Annette and Paul Smith

The Founders Circle

Lozier Foundation


Darlynn and Tom Fellman
Howard and Rhonda Hawks
The Heider Family
Iowa West Foundation
Anne and John Nelson Family
Donald C. Scott

The Leadership Council

Richard Brooke Foundation
Cassem, Tierney, Adams, Gotch & Douglas
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
First National Bank
Ramona and Deryl Hamann
Jonna and Tim Holland
Kiewit Companies Foundation
Charles E. Lakin Enterprises
Lincoln Financial Foundation
G. Robert Muchemore Foundation
Mutual of Omaha Foundation
The Phillip and Terri Schrager Foundation
Sokolof Foundation
TD Ameritrade
U.S. Cellular
Weitz Family Foundation

Hinckley Society

Hinkley Society

Cindy and Mogens Bay
Morton and Dorothy Ives
Deborah Macdonald
Owen Family Foundation
Baxter Subaru
Polina and Bob Schlott
JoEy and Jerry Vernon