Who We Are

Our Mission

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

Why We Do It

Georgia reports elevated rates of food insecurity, high school dropout, and teen pregnancy compared to national averages. Many children in our communities face academic backslide and the challenges of distance learning while processing big emotions and working through trauma as they find their voice to advocate for a better future. They may not have the resources or role models they need to chart a better path.

How We Do It

Our organization consists of seven Clubs in four counties, located in some of the most underserved communities. We open our doors every day to nearly 2,100 kids and teens, providing a safe, positive, and engaging environment for kids with a focus on helping them reach their full potential.

Leadership

Our Staff

Robbie Slocumb

Chief Professional Officer

Tony Causby

Director of Field Services

Brooklyn Crider

Teen Service Director

Shalbie Crider

Beaverdale Extension Program Director

Casey Crump

Director of Grants and Foundations

Scope Denmon

Gordon County Area Director

Lorie Gilbert

Murray County Program Director

Diane Hughes

Director of Finance

Alejandra Manzanares

Murray County Area Director

Nikki Moss

Whitfield County Area Director

Stephen Parrish

Director of Programs and Club Experience

Kim Stafford

Director of Development

Deb Stowe

Chattooga County Area Director

Kasha Taylor

Gordon County Program Director

Pat Thompson

Director of Annual Giving

Regional Board Officers

Sylvia Lee Keziah - Board President

David Renz - Vice President of Resource Development

John Didier - Co Treasurer

Christen Nations - Co Treasurer

Phyllis Stephens - Secretary

Jason Finnell - Area Council Representative

Paul Meredith - Past Board President

Regional Board Members

Zack Adamson

Jimmy Davenport

Scott Ehlers

Eddie Elsberry

Tanessa Foster

Stacie Green

Donna Hair

Chris Holt

Eric Jackson

Taylor McBee

Ronnie McClurg

Jim McFarland

John Minor

Octavio Perez

Debra Pourquoi

Heather Canada Smith

Steve Smith

Vergil Tudor

Programs

Academic Success

Making minutes count provides club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources, and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program tht encourages club members of every age to become self-directed learners.

Reinforces the academic enrichment and school engagement of young people during the time they spend at the Club.

comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students that are aligned with common core anchor standards. In addition, Summer Brain Gain: Read!, a literacy program, complements the larger Summer Brain Gain curriculum.

Prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through Career Launch, club teens 13-18 old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational choices, and find success in the world of work.

Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.

 UPS Road Code is a driver’s education program for high school students.

A college readiness program that provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.

Healthy Lifestyles

Is a comprehensive health and wellness program. It strives to improve the overall health of club members ages 6-18 by increasing daily physical activity, teaching them about good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.

A prevention and education program addressing problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity.

SMART Girls provides health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement for girls ages 8 to 17.

Teaches responsibility to boys ages 11 to 14 with sessions that focus on a specific aspect of character and manhood through highly interactive activities.

Character and Leadership

Keystoning is the Boys & Girls Clubs Movement’s ultimate teen program for youth ages 14 to 18. This unique program provides leadership development opportunities for youth to participate in activities, both in and out of the Club, in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to positively impact teens, their Club and local communities.

Torch Clubs are chartered, small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11 to 13. A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle that helps Club staff meet the special character development needs of younger adolescents at a critical stage in their life.