Who We Are

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About Us

For 24 years, Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Alabama has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. The Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Alabama actively seeks to enrich the lives of girls and boys whom other youth agencies have difficulty in reaching. We are dedicated to ensuring that our community’s  youngsters have access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.

The Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Alabama is part of a nationwide affiliation of local, autonomous organizations and Boys & Girls Clubs of America working to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. It is facility-based and offers daily access to a broad range of programs in five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.  

Our programs have taken regional awards in 7 of the last 9 years, including Best Overall Program, Sports, Fitness & Recreation Program, and Best Education & Career Development Program.  Our Director, Program Director, and Executive Assistant are also regional award winners for 2014, 2012, and 2011, respectively.

With the 2014 expansion of our main Club, we serve more of our local youth than ever before, and see them into young adulthood in a safe, caring environment


Administrative Staff

Lonnie Groomes

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 Executive Director

ozarkbgc@yahoo.com

334-445-0512

Jessica Moore

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Unit/Program Director

jessicabgc@yahoo.com

334-445-0512

Amy Phillips

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Administrative Assitant

amy36360@yahoo.com

334-445-0512


Main Site Staff

Mikaela Sullivan/Healthy Habits

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 Mikaela is super excited to help Club members learn about computer science. She loves every opportunity she gets to help children grow and learn. This summer is going to be amazing and she can't wait. 

Kanesha Kilow/Membership Clerk

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Kanesha will be the first smiling face you see when you walk through the door! She was also once a Club kid.  She is excited to spend a great summer with you!

Olivia Smith/Gamesroom

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Miss Olivia aka Ms. O works in the gamesroom and has worked with the BGC for 20 years. She loves and enjoys working with the children.  After leaving the club, some return and find out that she is still here and remembers all the great times they have had!

Nidia Martinez/Computer Lab

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Shane Stumpf/ Gamesroom

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Shane's hobbies include skateboarding and running.  He is very knowledgeable with Photoshop also. His favorite subjects in school are study hall and lunch. (Are those really subjects?) 

Krista Grider/SMART Moves

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Krista has been working at the BGC for 3 years. She is the SMART Moves instructor and teaches students basic life skills that are relative in their everyday lives as they become older.  She looks forward to this summer and meeting lots of new faces and creating more exciting opportunities through her teachings. 


Kylie Gallaspie/Project Learn

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Kylie is a junior at Carroll High School. She is excited to be in the gamesroom this summer. She attended the Club for 9 years before she started working at the BGC and she truly believes it is an amazing experience.

Kimberly Caplinger

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 The kids call her Ms. Kim. She drives the bus and runs the dinner program during the school year.

JUDA LOLLIS / Triple Play

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Caraline Hughins/ Robotics

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Caraline travels to each location to do STEM, Coding and Robotics.


South Dale Staff

/ Project Learn, SMART Moves

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Juda Lollis/ Triple Play

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Judah is always doing something to pass the time. He loves interacting with others. If anyone has any issues, hes the one to always listen!

Chelsea Treadaway/ Intern

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Chelsea is a social work intern at Troy University. She is from Wichsburg, Alabama.


Midland City Staff

Site Director, Triple Play & STEM

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Miss Courtney is a mom of 2!  She loves arts & crafts, painting and pups.  She is going to school at Troy University to be a High School Science/Biology Teacher. She has 5 pups that are all rescues!

Shuntell Braswell/ SMART Moves & Project Learn

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Shuntell not only works at our Midland City location, she is a substitute for Ozark City Schools. Working with kids is her passion! 

Leah Baker-Morris/Healthy Habits & STRIDE

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Leah was recently married in October of 2018. She has two children ages 12 & 10. She also works as the Auxiliary Teacher of the Pre-K program at Midland City Elementary. 

Hillary Dykes/ Intern

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Hillary is a student intern. She is a social work student at Troy University in Dothan. 


GW Long Staff

Tiffany Dees/ Site Director, STEM & Project Learn

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Mrs Tiffany (Mrs Tip) This is her second year a part of the BGC.  She also works at the GW Long High School.  She has been working with kids more than 12 years.  She has really enjoyed her time with the BGC and thanks the parents for sharing their children with her!

Amber Argulelles/Healthy Habits & Stride

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Amber is the mother of 5 children. She graduated from Carroll High School in 2001 and is currently a student at Wallace Community College. She is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force. 

Isabell Stafford/ SMART Moves & Triple Play

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Arianna Johnson/Intern

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Arianna is a senior social work student at Troy University. She loves to run, compete in Spartan races, crossfit or any physical activity that keeps her moving.