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.
The BGCM Difference
See why BGCM is a leading community center for kids and teens.
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.
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.
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.
13 + 1
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.
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.
$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.
|2018 EDUCATORS OF THE YEAR
MEDIOCRITY IS NOT AN OPTION, EXCELLENT IS THE ONLY WAY!
*Source: National Council of Negro Women
|#1 IN BUSINESS
VOTED A TOP BUSINESS IN 2016 (Non-Profit Category)!!!
EXCELLENT STAFF = EXCELLENT INSTRUCTION
*Source: New Jersey Black Business
Real Students & Staff Doing BIG Things
–Former Camper: Queen
–GWC Student: Ana, 11th Grader
–Camper: Roger, 5th Grader