Our Mission

To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.





Core Promise

Our promise to Mississippi's youth is to provide a safe, positive place and have a significant impact on their lives. Our promise is to uphold high ethical standards in all areas, especially in overseeing our finances, reporting data on membership and community outreach, being good stewards of the donor dollar and representing ourselves to the public.





Our Core Beliefs

A Boys & Girls Club Provides: A safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life enhancing programs and character development experience and hope and opportunity.

 

Welcome!

Having been at the forefront of youth development in our community for more than 25 years, The Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi has actively sought to enrich the lives of boys and girls whom other agencies have difficulty reaching. Today, more than 2000 at-risk young people are taking advantage of the programs, activities and services offered by the Club. Our vision is to provide members a world-class experience that assures success is withing reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. We are dedicated to ensuring that our community's disadvantaged children have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.

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Youth of the Year
Youth of the Year is BGCA's premier youth recognition program for Club members. All members can benefit from participation in this program, which promotes and celebrates service to Club, community and family; academic performance; moral character; life goals; and poise and public speaking ability. The Youth of the Year program is most effective when used as a year-round tool for fostering young peoples character, personal growth and leadership qualities. This year we nominated recipient Kimbresha Lloyd as our 2014 Youth of the Year. Recently, Ms. Lloyd traveled to Jackson, MS for the Youth of the Year competition. There she...

 


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