A Learning Experience Unlike Any Other!

BGCM! (Because God Chose Me!) Community Center & Sportsplex, is a 501c3 nonprofit academic, arts, and athletic center for youth and families. We are founded on Christian principles, but ALL religions are welcome, and we're dedicated to instilling in each member that they have been specifically chosen by God to do magnificent things! BGCM specializes in improving the self esteem of youth and families in suburban, as well as underrepresented and underprivileged communities.  We promote integrity and stewardship, and offer youth from Maine to North Carolina, an innovative opportunity to train, excel, and compete academically, artistically, and athletically. 

Only the Best. Start your child's education! BGCM Community Center & Sportsplex nurtures their potential through programs that promote healthy living, peer and mentor relationships, academic success, independence and job opportunities. Power of STEAM. Robotics. Girls Who Code logo

The BGCM Difference

See why BGCM is a leading community center for kids and teens.

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100%  Tech-Savvy, Educated Instructors

We hire current and former school teachers and talent from universities like MIT, Rutgers, Stevens Institute of Technology, NJIT, Monmouth University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, retirees and more, to mentor and to instruct our students.

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10:1  Student-to-Instructor Ratio

We provide instruction for students of all skill levels from basic, intermediate, and advanced. Our personalized method of teaching will encourage students to use their skills to learn and to communicate with their instructors.

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5-Star Stellar Service

Our dedicated teachers, camp counselors, and staff work hard to provide a safe and supportive environment where youth and families feel at home. Our organization follows 5 keys to a 5-Star service: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, and Love.

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13 States + International Students

Our programs have students from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, North Carolina and China to offer them an innovative opportunity to train, excel, and compete academically, artistically, and athletically.


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40+ Innovative Subjects

We offer programs that teach children the subjects of technology and science in all aspects from coding, robotics, engineering, game design, aerospace, chemistry and more. We also offer teachings in the arts.

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$100,000+ In Scholarships

Despite a families' economic status, every child should be awarded the same academic opportunities ALL YEAR ROUND. For this reason, BGCM has awarded scholarships and funding of over $100,000 to numerous families. 

ncnw award 2018 EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR
*Source: National Council of Negro Women

Best in Business Awards 2016  New Jersey Black Buisness Winner Logo #1 IN BUSINESS
VOTED A TOP BUSINESS IN 2016 (Non-Profit Category)!!!

*Source: New Jersey Black Business


Real Students & Staff Doing BIG Things

BGCM students and staff like you are taking over the world! Get Inspired!

"I came in the first day feeling nervous but Mr. and Mrs. Simon were so helpful in teaching me what I had to do to excel... Thanks BGCM!"
Staff: Vidyuth
Queen has been our mentee for 15+ years. She's currently a video director, writer, blogger, actress, makeup artist and more. Click here to visit her YouTube Channel.
Former Camper: Queen
"I thought it was terrific that lessons were always supplemented with hands-on simulations and real-world examples to enforce concepts."
Staff: Amanda

"Overall gaining true on-the-job experiences with the CEO, Ms. Simon, and the Social Media Team was truly life-changing."
Staff: Bernadette
"To be able to code gives you the freedom to build anything and that is empowering."
GWC Student: Ana, 11th Grader

"Robotics was new for me, so I want to kept coming. I've been with BGCM for 2 years and I'll definitely be back next year."
Camper: Roger, 5th Grader