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The Online Charter & SOSSAF* System allows Club users to complete new charter applications or updates to current sites chartered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The submissions can be saved and returned to at any step in the process.   

*Status of Service Site Action Form

NOTE: If you have started a new charter application recently, you may have noticed some changes in the application. We’ve tried to make the new application process easier and more concise.

If you have open applications that you have been working on in the old Charter & SOSSAF program, we will be keeping that program open through the end of January 2024 for submissions and edits. After that time, any applications that have not yet been submitted will have to be resubmitted in the new program.

Membership Applications

You have acquired a facility, hired staff and are serving youth in your community. The next step? Applying for membership in the Movement. Complete a new application to launch a new organization, or add a new site to an existing organization.

Changes to an existing Organization, Unit, Extension, or Community Impact Program

If you need to make changes to an existing site (closure, name change, site location change, etc.), complete a Current Site Update (SOSSAF) with the required forms to complete the action(s) requested. 

What Documents are Required?

View the additional documents required for each type of submission

Electronic Approvals

Both CEO and Board Chair for the organization will be asked to review and approve the submission. The submission point of contact will enter each individual's name and email address for an approval email to be sent. The submission will not be reviewed by Boys & Girls Clubs of America until both electronic approvals have been received. 


Need help or have questions while completing a submission? Contact your organization's Business Support Specialist at any time for assistance. You can also bgcaonlinechartering@bgca.org for assistance.