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Written by Wolde Simon II




BGCM Community Center & Sportsplex is an interesting, educational, and helpful organization, that is valuable long and short term. They offer a 5-Weeks STEAM summer camp in Marlboro, NJ, where you can get an experience unlike any other.

From the CFO, Wolde Simon Sr.:

“BGCM! (Because God Chose Me!) Community Center & Sportsplex, is a 501c3 nonprofit academic, arts, and athletic center for youth and families. BGCM specializes in improving the self esteem of youth and families in the suburbs, as well as underrepresented and underprivileged communities. BGCM promotes integrity and stewardship and provides youth with an innovative opportunity to train, excel, and compete academically, artistically, and athletically. We provide a 5-week steam summer camp that focuses on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) education, fashion design, financial literacy, literacy, and recreational athletics. Since 2000 BGCM has been empowering kids to excel in various areas; And have changed kids minds about if they want to go to college or not. We serve many diverse students in grades 1-12, and take them on various trips during the summer. BGCM has also decreased high school dropout rates and have brought in kids from various states in America and China.”📷

From the CEO, Asaiki Simon:

“At BGCM, we provide youth and families with an opportunity to excel academically, artistically, and athletically. God gave me the acronym BGCM and it's meaning, Because God Chose Me, while I was sleeping. My husband Wolde and I have been called to serve youth, young adults and their families. At the end of the day, our goal is to serve and provide families with opportunities that are not readily available to them, especially because of the color of their skin or their economic status. Our kids deserve the same opportunities as their affluent and non-colored counterparts. Our prayer is that as our campers get older, the experiences and opportunities they receive through BGCM allows them to obtain and qualify for the same opportunities as their peers due to a direct result of the opportunities they were afforded at BGCM. And more importantly, that parents and campers pay it forward as soon and as long as they're able.”📷📷

In Conclusion:

BGCM is an interesting, educational, and helpful business, that is helpful long and short term, where you can get an experience unlike any other, right here in Marlboro, NJ. BGCM is a really cool camp and want them to keep thriving and inspiring and changing kids' lives. I definitely like the name of the company, “Because God Chose Me”, and what they do. Being a returning camper at BGCM, I have grown to love the staff with just as much passion as the CEO and CEO. From BGCM, you should look forward to experiencing a lot of fun, a long recess, snack time, free lunch, STEM and robotics class. If you’re looking for a camp to send your children to camp, BGCM Community Center & Sportsplex 5-Week summer camp is the place to be and I hope to see meet your kids there this summer. Camp will be held from July 1st - August 2nd from 9:00am - 4:00pm at 37 Vanderburg Rd, in Marlboro, NJ. For more information, visit their website at I’m looking forward to a great summer and if you come to camp with me, you will too!


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