The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri began operations in 1960 with the opening of the Boys Club of Sedalia, serving 100 or so boys three days per week at Convention Hall before moving operations to the Community Center at 314 S. Washington Ave.
In 1990 the Club added “girls” to its title and an aggressive effort to serve both boys and girls was started. In the early 1990s, the Club also expanded its operations to all of Sedalia’s elementary schools to reach even more children. This important partnership with the Sedalia 200 School District continues today.
In 2008, the Club updated its name to the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri to reflect a broadened outreach.
Today the Club serves more than 2,000 children in Sedalia, Cole Camp, Green Ridge, La Monte, Leeton and Smithton with a focus on providing outcome-based enriched learning programs that focus on Academic Success, Character and Leadership Development and Healthy Lifestyles.
BGCWCM is the fourth-largest Boys & Girls Club in the state of Missouri and continues to build upon its nearly 60 years of afterschool learning success.