Building the Path to Great Futures

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L-R: Jewels Watson (pro bono Acquisition and Entitlement team with the Drenner Group), Misti S. Potter (Executive Vice President of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area), Marcus Walls (2015 Youth of the Year, a Sophomore at UT, and Jack Tisdale (President of STG Design, architecture for the complex).

We are proud to announce that we are the proud new owners of land in Northeast Austin for our future Legacy Club! After almost a year long process of site selection, and petitioning the City of Austin’s Planning and Zoning board for a zoning change, 10.63 acres of property located behind H-E-B at 183 and Manor Road now officially belongs to BGCAA.

The Legacy Club will be a two-story, 35,000 square foot structure that will include a comprehensive state of the art Learning Center focused in the area of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) based programming, as well as a Fabrication Lab allowing for tailored, hands-on learning opportunities. The Learning Center will further comprise a music and recording studio, a performing arts studio, a fine arts studio, as well as a library.

Additionally, the facility will include: a high school size gym, serving kitchen, outdoor eating area, game room, and teen center. The second floor will host the office space of the corporation’s 40 employees, including conference and storage area. The site’s amenities will showcase: soccer/football fields, tennis courts, outdoor basketball courts, a picnic area, on-site parking, as well as a full-size playground. This will be BGCAA’s very first purpose-built, stand-alone Club. In total, the project will allow the Boys & Girls Clubs to transform the lives of an additional 250 children and teens each day, and more than 1,000 annually.

Click here to view the full press release. For more information on how you can help with the Legacy Club, contact Misti.Potter@bgcaustin.org.

 

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