Safety is the number one priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast, Alabama and we are doing everything possible to keep children, our staff, and volunteers protected from the COVID-19 virus. Due to the continued spread of the virus and in accordance with local health department recommendations, we have decided to postpone the Boys & Girls Club Steak & Burger Dinner scheduled for April 2nd, 2020. Information as to when this event will take place will be communicated once we have more information. In the meantime, we are advising all our Club staff, families, and youth to continue to take precautions as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We greatly appreciate your understanding and support of our efforts to keep kids, their families, Club staff, and our community safe.
**If you have a smartphone, get push notifications. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link:
rmd.at/bgcmain195 (Main Location)
rmd.at/sdbgc (South Dale)
rmd.at/mcbgc (Midland City)
rmd.at/gwbgc (GW Long)
Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.
**If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications. Text the message
@bgcmain19 (Main Location)
@sdbg (South Dale)
@mcbgc (Midland City)
@gwbgc (GW Long)
to the number 81010.
If you’re having trouble with 81010,
try texting the code to (321) 757-2484.
Registration IS FULL for the After-School Program. Please call to add your child to the waiting list.
**UPDATED INFORMATION COMING SOON!!**
We hope you all have had a wonderful summer and that you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start the Boys & Girls Club Remote Learning Program. Our skilled and devoted staff are already planning and preparing for your children. We have ordered needed materials and supplies and thoroughly cleaned the facility from top to bottom!! We have also put additional safety and cleaning measures in place to ensure a healthy and safe environment for all.
**Please read the following in its entirety for further instruction;
All members and staff will be required to wear a mask when they are within 6 feet from one another. There will be times that members and staff will be able to take “breaks” from the masks. Please send your child to the Club each day with a mask. Also, make sure to put their name on it. We found several left behind from the Summer Program.
**Follow the cones to drop off in the mornings. Do not leave until your child has their temperature taken and walks in the building.
**Follow the cones to pick up in the afternoons. A staff will take the sign out sheet to your car, and we will call for your child to come out.
**If you are making a payment during drop off or pick up, please know that you may not receive a receipt until the next day so the car line will not be held up. You must pay weekly, regardless if your child comes or not. All payments must be made via check or money order. Please use blue or black ink and include the child / children's first and last name on the memo or a sticky note. Also remember to include your address and signature on all money orders.
**We will not serve lunch or snacks for the first 3 weeks (August 17th- September 4th). Beginning on September 8th, we will serve lunch and snack daily. All children must eat breakfast before they come to the Club. The vending machines and Kidz Café will be open for snacks and drinks daily. No microwaves will be used to heat up lunches and no staff will leave to pick up lunches for children.
**Water fountains are closed. You may send your child with additional juice or water. We also accept cases of water if you would like to donate!
**We will begin remote learning on Tuesday, September 8th. Children will need to bring their own laptop/tablet and headphones each day. We will have a safe location to keep all children’s electronics after they use them. If your child is unable to get a laptop/tablet, we have some computers available. Remote learning will be from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. each morning. If your child does not have assigned work, they will be working on STRIDE Academy. More information on STRIDE will be posted to our website. Also, if your child has a time they must be online after 11:00 a.m. for a class, they need to let us know that morning. We have assigned quiet rooms for additional learning.
**Please label your child’s name on everything you send to the Club with them. Your child will have an assigned cubie, but sometimes things get left out of the cubbies and we need to know who things belong too.
We are looking forward to a wonderful and successful program this year. Please reach out to us if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Boys & Girls Club of Southeast, Alabama's Youth of the Year, Kylie Gallaspie, competed against other Boys & Girls Clubs members across Alabama for the Alabama Youth of the Year. She did an incredible job and we are so proud of her!! Although, she didn't win the title, she WON in our eyes! The Boys & Girls Club of Southeast, Alabama awarded Kylie a $1,000 scholarship today!! Funds were provided by a donor that wishes to remain anonymous.
Through the Jr. Staff program, members prepare for future roles as human services professionals by participating in career development activities, discovering the importance of community service and building customer service skills. The program develops Club members’ interpersonal skills, work ethic and sense of community responsibility.
Jr. Staff are responsible for several duties each day throughout the Club. Every Thursday morning in the Summer, they did Community Service at the Mary Hill Family Service Center. They helped unload the truck and distribute produce boxes to families. Click the link to find out more information.
Our new BGC van is wrapped thanks to our sponsors ;
Signs Etcetera out of Dothan did a great job!!!