Who We Are

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

 Executive Director

ozarkbgc@yahoo.com

334-445-0512

Jessica Moore

Unit/Program Director

jessicabgc@yahoo.com

334-445-0512

Amy Phillips

Administrative Assitant

amy36360@yahoo.com

334-445-0512

Main Site Staff

Kimberly Caplinger/Healthy Habits

Kanesha Kilow/Membership Clerk

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

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!

Amanda Lukens/Computer Lab

Amanda is originally from Hershey Pennsylvania.  She is studying elementary education at Liberty University.  In her free time, she enjoys photography, traveling with her fiance and their 3 dogs, and serving at her church. 

Courtney Blankenship/ Project Learn

Miss Courtney is a soon-to-be 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.

Haley Loff/SMART Moves

Shane Stumpf/ Gamesroom

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?)

Mikaela Sullivan/ Tutor

Kenzi Payne/Triple Play

Kassidy Reeder/ Cheer

South Dale Staff

Sharmaine Hobbs/ Site Director, Triple Play & STEM

Sharmaine has been a part of the BGC movement over 10 years. She was once named a Youth of the Year! She loves working with the youth and the community.

Shuntell Braswell/ SMART Moves & Project Learn

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

Kristine Odom/ Healthy Habits & Stride

Kristine is a long time Dothan resident and loves helping the community.

Midland City Staff

DeVaughn Moore/ Site Director, Triple Play & STEM

DeVaughn is a graduate of Troy University with a Bachelor's degree in Finance and a Master's Degree in Business Administration.  He is also a Real Estate Agent at Community 1st Real Estate LLC.  He enjoys working with children, music and video gaming.

Stacy Chandler/ Healthy Habits & Project Learn

Leah Baker/ SMART Moves & Stride

Jolie Beasley/ Tutor

GW Long Elementary Staff

Cheyene Fowler/ Site Director, Healthy Habits & Project Learn

Cheyene is very excited to be part of the BGC! She is originally from Colorado but moved to Ozark last August.  She loves working with kids of all ages, and she  has been doing so since 2011.  She likes working with kids because it is fun and makes her feel like a kid herself.  She is very thankful for the opportunity to be working with the BGC and look forward to getting to know your children!

Tiffany Dees/ STEM & SMART Moves

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!

Caroline Hughins/ Triple Play & Stride

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.

Annie Pride/Tutor

Annie is a 2018 graduate of Carroll High School and a currently a freshman at Wallace Community College. She is hoping to transfer to Troy after Wallace to pursue her master’s in social work. She is excited for this opportunity to work with the BGC and can not wait to get to know all of the kids!