Our Mission: To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
For 28 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 each year for the past 11 years, including Best Overall Program (6 time recipient) , Sports, Fitness & Recreation Program (5 time recipient), Arts (4 time recipient), Health & Life skills (3 time recipient) and Education & Career Development (2 time recipient). Our Director and Executive Assistant are also regional award winners. Our Board of Directors has also won the Board Performance Award for the State of Alabama twice. Our Club received the 2012 Gateway Award (For highest increase in Average Daily Attendance) and the Club Advocacy Champion Award in 2019.
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.
There is nothing more important than the safety of our youth members. We work every day to create a safe, fun environment, so kids can have every opportunity to be successful in life.
We do not tolerate inappropriate behavior of any kind, including child sexual abuse or misconduct. From strict adherence to policies and guidelines within Club facilities and staffing structure, to equipping young people with the critical thinking and social-emotional skills to make healthy, safe choices, ensuring Club members are safe is the first step to success.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America continually updates and innovates robust safety policies, programs and training for local Club staff and volunteers that are designed to protect young people from threats that are present in our society. Through the national Child & Club Safety Department we implement layers of safety policies and guidelines to keep our kids safe including:
In summer of 2020, local Boys & Girls Clubs voted to adopt additional safety measures, to improve safety within Clubs. Many of these practices were already in place, however Boys & Girls Clubs determined these practices should be mandatory for all Clubs:
And much more. Learn more about safety policies and actions, and recent enhancements to strengthen safety at Clubs at https://www.bgca.org/about-us/~/link.aspx?_id=F5F1AB27E0F84ED68ABF2AE17575572F&_z=z
Hannah attends Wallace Community College and she is majoring in Nursing. During her free time she likes to hangout with friends and family watching movies and tv shows!
Kiya is a recent graduate of Carroll High School. She has been apart of Ozark City Schools her entire academic career and apart of Boys & Girls Club since grade 4. She has also had the pleasure of volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club during her sophomore year which has made her so excited to come back to work for the summer! She has an absolute love for arts and crafts and happy to be one of the instructors this year!
Lanorian, AKA LA, is a student at Carroll high school. He plays the tenor saxophone in the marching band concert band and jazz band and he sings in choir. He is a part of upryse. For fun, LA says he likes to sleep.
Oliva has been with Boys & Girls Club for a little over 23 years and she is still loving it. She has worked at three different sites for the Boys and Girls Club to include; Hillcrest Boys & Girls Club, Glenway Boys & Girls Club, and now working with the kids at the main site. She enjoys interior decorating, gardening, and shopping in my spare time. She is also the preschool teacher at her church for Sunday school and her passion is for the children. Her motto is, "if I can help at least one person along this road called life, then my living will not be in vain".
Taivia enjoys spending time outdoors with her doggy and learning new crafts! She is currently working on her bachelors in education. Her favorite subject in school is math and her favorite food is cheesecake!
Jane Bloodworth has has a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University in Elementary Education with a grade 1st-6th teaching certificate. She has been teaching at D.A. Smith Middle School since 1998! When Jane is not at work she enjoys hanging with her grandkids, woodworking, reading and digital design.
Emilee is originally from Michigan, but she has been an Alabama resident for 3 years. She loves drawing, painting, singing karaoke and crocheting. She loves working with kids, and enjoys her job as a tutor. .
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