The Mission of Boys and Girls Club of Abilene

To enable and inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Our Fact & Figures

In 2014 we had 1290  members with over 4,000 youth served through our Clubs!  Who were these kids?  By the numbers they are:

  • 54% Boys and 46% Girls
  • 18% Afro American
  • 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 39% Hispanic
  • 10% Mixed
  • 32% Caucasian
  • 83% received free or reduced lunches

Our yearly budget is $573,000

What the numbers do not show are the lives affected daily by caring staff who make an impact on the kids we serve.  A hug, a smile, a high five all contribute to a positive experience for our members after school.  Whether they are in the homework room, the reading room, the computer lab, the gym, or games room, they are being attended to by positive role models.

Numbers will not reflect the impact upon them today, but numbers will reflect the impact upon their futures as they graduate high school, go to work or seek higher education.

Our Staff

Chief Executive Officer – Mark Young

Director of Operations – Noe Espinoza

Administrative Assistants – Genienne Koehn & Danielle Harris

Highland Director – Kylee Dodson

Martinez Director – Robin Rodriguez

Jones Director – Chris Parker

Wylie Director – Angel Rodriquez

Teen Night Director – Chris Parker

Why we are special!

These Key characteristics define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club. We believe these are critical in exerting a positive impact on a child’s life:

Dedicated Youth Facility: Our clubs are a place – an actual neighborhood-based building – designed solely for youth programs and activities


Open Daily: Open every day, after school, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets


Professional Staff: Every Club has full-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support


Available & Affordable to All Youth: Clubs reach out to kids who cannot afford or may lack access to, other community programs