The first Club, the West End Boys Club, was chartered by the Boys Clubs of America in 1946 and began programming in 1948. At that time, the West End of Montgomery was home to the City’s poorest neighborhoods. The Clubs started as a single facility serving only boys with an emphasis almost exclusively on sports and recreation. Today there are three Clubs serving over 1,100 boys and girls, ages 6-18, in three separate River Region communities: West End, Chisholm (Montgomery County), and Wetumpka (Elmore County). BGCM facilities are open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday through Friday during the school year. During the summer and on school holidays, the club’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Annual membership is only $5 per year per child so that every child can participate.