BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: P.O. Box 1617 Yazoo City MS 39194 USA

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I interned with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta in 2011. I was able to learn so much from Mr. Deming, his staff, and the fantastic volunteers. Most of the clubs are open after school from 3 to 7 PM and during the summer months from 8 am to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. Their staff members are trained youth development professionals who provide a safe and positive place for kids to learn and grow. Activity fees are kept low to ensure that all children will have access to our club site. The annual activity fee for each child is just $25!
Everyone works very hard to keep the clubs in the delta open; to keep our children in school and becoming great responsible people with a dynamic future. I was so impressed with my experience that I continued to volunteer as a Pro Bon Consultant for the organization. My next step was to help the advisory committees as much as I could with research on how best to raise funds. Well, I’m still conducting research and now I’m training boards on the best fundraising practices. Also, I knew that we need to establish a club in my home town of Tchula. Our Proposed Tchula Boys and Girls Club Steering Committee are now raising funds for our own club in 2013. Yes!

Make recurring donations here and designate: Proposed Tchula Boys and Girls Club https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=450469376&vlrStratCode=Hrz37CWoMBHoFgIjIaxzhfNLZjT0AtpbqS%2F%2BNH1UyEj%2FT4i9EV31p0cq%2BGi9fV4h

Keep up the great work Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add a new club in Tchula, Mississippi. We in the Tchula area community are currently working diligently to establish a boys and girls club in our home town.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

"In researching non-profit organizations to form a new collaborative partnership with, my research team easily identified the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta as an organization we would want to work with. Their transparency and accountability were not only attractive, but refreshing. They welcomed us with open arms and gave us access to the data we needed. Although we have only been working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta for less than six months, we are continuously impressed with the phenomenal organization this group consistently demonstrates – from Jeremy Deming (their Chief Professional Officer) to Stacye Allen, Sam Baker, Mamie Watkins, and Deloris Davis on down. And while some organizations sacrifice passion and friendliness for efficiency, this is decidedly not the case with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta. It is great to work with a team of individuals who so clearly exemplify the values of the BGC of America to be caring adults who inspire youth to realize their ‘possible selves’. Wow!"

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working to attract youth to participate in research to improve health behavior outcomes for rural and minority youth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not a thing! They are a dynamite organization.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Both how personable they are, as well as how well-run and organized!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Awesome, keep the good work. May God bless you for all your love and devotion to the youth. This is a great contribution to society. These young boys and girls are the future leaders.

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2 people found this review helpful

Working with the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta this past summer was one of the greatest highlights of my life. As a physician, I was accustomed to meeting and greeting patients from all walks of life, children included. Yet, I had never met anyone quite like the children and staff of the Club! The children soaked up information like a sponge and even created a music video during my time there. The staff were competent, professional and caring. Their desire to be right there with the children everyday was evident and spoke volumes about their character. Specifically, Mr. Deming welcomed me as a volunteer and his director of the club, Ms. Stacye Allen, ensured that every resource was made available to me to conduct the workshops I sponsored. It was evident during my time there that she is an excellent leader.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

July 2010 when I had the honorable opportunity to witness the children put on a fantastic "end of summer/back to school" show. It was phenomenal! Several of the children came up to me and said, "Thank you for coming and teaching us, Dr. Liddell!" Although they had not seen me for several weeks leading up to their show, they recognized me as soon as I walked inside of the building. Although I am a very busy physician, I plan to always show up at the Boys & Girls Club of the MS Delta as often as possible

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Replicate the Boys & Girls Club a million times over and establish one in every single rural area in America!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

My volunteer experience was extraordinarily wonderful; therefore, at this time, I have no recommendations about how they could improve my volunteer experience.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Absolutely! Meeting Mr. Deming, Ms. Allen and Mr. Doty taught me that there are still people in the world who believe that one person can still make a difference in a child's life. Their own personal stories are amazing as well. I thank God for affording me the opportunity to meet them, the other staff members and above all, the children, with whom I interacted.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

This volunteer experience made me feel that there is still so much work left to do in terms of inspiring young people and helping to build their self esteem and self-confidence. It made me feel sad also, because there are still so many needs that the Boys & Girls Club has and I cannot meet them all!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta is changing the future of at risk kids. Help us help them!

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I see the children grow and learn.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage people to help the organization more.

Rating: 5 stars  

This New Yorker grew up in the Mississippi Delta and appreciate all the efforts of the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta.

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My children have benefitted from Boys & Girls Clubs in New York, and I know how much certain children in Mississippi need this type of influence.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have not physically been there yet, so I don't have any suggestions yet.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta exemplifies what it means to be an inspiration to our community. I have had the honor of seeing this organization in action in the Delta. The children that benefit for the programs & services offered on a daily basis are the children that I am proud to say will be the future of our city, state & nation!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the attitude I see in the children that benefit from its services. These children are motivated for learning & becoming productive members of the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

work to change the attiude the community has about the organization. The invaluble life lessons that they impart are available to ALL children of the community. Unfortunately, a lot of citizens believe the programs are only offered to a particular sect of our society.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

How did you learn about this organization?

Close friend.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

I have worked with the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta since 2008. Through out my association with this organization I have been struck by the staff's dedication and enthusiasm for what they do. I have noticed in my visits to the sites that the children are treated with respect, kindness and genuine caring. I provide snacks to the sites through a federal program and the reporting can be tedious. The staff is always cooperative and willing to do this extra work in order to provide this additional service to the children they serve.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my visits to the clubs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them secure funding for more clubs in needed areas.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have spent eleven years managing non-profit organizations in three different states. The Mississippi Delta region is unlike any place I have ever lived or visited. Families here are in desperate need of better educational opportunities and quality of life. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta tackles these challenges on a day to day basis. They are focused on creating great futures for the youth members they serve (@ 2,300 to be exact). Their core program areas of Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, Education and Career Development, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness, and Recreation are meeting the immediate needs of thousands of children each and every day.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My son, age eleven, attends the club regularly. The dramatic results in his ability to develop positive relationships, make better decisions regarding personal choices, and to embrace diversity and cultural differences is largely attributed to his attendance at the club.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would ensure that Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta is adequately funded year to year to ensure programs and services are available for generations to come.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

They are facility based. They employ trained, professional staff members who care about each child on an individual level. They are well known and respected in the communities they are located in.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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