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

Kimberly Caplinger/Healthy Habits

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Kanesha Kilow/Membership Clerk

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This is Miss Kanesha's fourth year at the BGC. She has worked in the gamesroom and served breakfast and lunch over summer. She is now our membership clerk, and the first face you see when you walk through our doors.  She enjoys working with your kids and seeing them grow over summer.

Olivia Smith/Gamesroom

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Miss Olivia aka "Miss O" has been working with the BGC for many, many years.  She has worked at Glenway as site director before.  She really loves the kids and enjoys watching them learn new games and win prizes.  They are her joy!

Computer Lab/NOW HIRING!

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Tori Coaker/ Project Learn

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Krista Grider/SMART Moves

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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?)

Kenzi Payne/Triple Play

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Mikaela Sullivan/ Tutor

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Jolie Beasley/ Tutor

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Annie Pride/ Tutor

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Cheyene Hughes/ Choir Director

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South Dale Staff

Brianna Carranza/ Site Director, Triple Play & STEM

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Shuntell Braswell/ SMART Moves & Project Learn

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Shuntell has a flair for working with children. She is a volunteer, mother and mentor.

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.

Stacy Chandler/ Healthy Habits & Project Learn

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Leah Baker/SMART Moves & Stride

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GW Long Elementary Staff

Tiffany Dees/ Site Director, STEM & SMART Moves

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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 Aguelles/Healthy Habits & Project Learn

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Caroline Hughins/ Triple Play & Stride

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Caraline is a student at Troy University in Dothan.  She graduated from GW Long in 2016.  She has also worked at the Main Location and Glenway Location.  She looks forward to getting to know your kids over the school year.