Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area, Inc.

Rating: 4.89 stars   57 reviews

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Location: PO Box 93 Florence SC 29503 USA

Mission: Our mission is to inspire and enable all children from throughout the Pee Dee area, with special concern for those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
Target demographics: youth ages 6-18. Well over half live in single-parent households whose annual income is below $25,000 per year. Nearly one-third (30%) of our members are teens. Slightly more than half (53%) are boys. We especially target youth who are not receiving services from any other youth agency.
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 2,700 youth
Geographic areas served: 3 counties (Florence, Darlington & Williamsburg)
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EIN 57-6026677
843-662-1142
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee serves as a safe haven for children after school. In a safe and secure environment programs are offered to further develop childrens learning. Computer labs help them with social media skills and homework. The trained and caring staff are role models that promote a postive attitude and teach life skills.

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The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee does an exceptional job serving those youth that need the most help in our community. Their programming focuses on growing the whole child, not just an educational or physical program. This organization puts every hard earned dollar (donations and grants) to good use and continues to grow. I started as a volunteer 10 years ago through the Junior League of Florence when we helped once a month with Birthday parties and continued as we built the healthy eating programming. I am proud to be a part of such a well run and deserving non-profit.

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It's truly an honor to devote my time, treasure and talent to our PeeDee Boys and Girls Clubs as the positive results are evident not only in the impressive statistics but also in the hopeful faces of the remarkable children we serve everyday! From Mentoring and Healthy Habits Programs to Technology Labs and Job Corps, we are preparing our future leaders to succeed in today's economy. The Staff tirelessly and selflessly serves those who need us most...our kids!

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I have been a Boys and Girls Club Board member for just over a year now and the experience has been both purposeful and rewarding as we strive to fulfll the club's critical mission of inspiring and enabling all young people throughout the Pee Dee to become productive and caring citizens! For those who need us most to have a safe and caring "home away from home" to go to is not only vital it can be life changing, and sometimes even life saving!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee does an awesome job for so many youth. Staff members work with the young adults through a variety of programs that help prepare them for future school and employment endeavors. Most impressive is one of the High School youths speak to the Board in segments at the meetings. Also, learning or experiencing some of the success stories of the youth that return from college and they actually state how much they appreciated the BGCPD and what a difference it made in their lives! Testimonies are the best!

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Serving as a board member, i take it as a great privilege each and every year. Constantly amazed at the commitment that all staff members have for the kids that are served. Without the BGC, many of these kids would not be touched or influenced by such high role models. It makes a difference and is seen when Alumni come back to the Pee Dee area to live their adult lives and in turn make a contribution back to the community in which they grew up in!

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

Funds are constantly a problem as dollars are so much "tighter" than before.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area make a difference. Without this stellar organization, there are thousands of kids that would have no where to go after school or during the summer. It is not a "Baby Sitting" service. Instead the BGC mentors these kids. They are helped with basic eduational skills as well as very valuable life/social skills that are instrumental in the world today. The staff at all the clubs are positive role models. In fact, several of the Pee Dee Area Clubs have former Boys and Girls club members now on staff. What a testament to the continuation of providing service to the area which you live within. What a difference the club and its staff make!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee is an incredible organization with an awesome staff, a dedicated Board, and business community members who are all committed to serving the youth in our community. Certainly one of the top not for profits in our community!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have witnessed the many good results of kids who have gained a great self-confidence and sense of self by participating in the many programs at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee. I have judged their Youth of the Year contest and have been impressed by the confidence the contestants have had in front of people who they have never met. I have seen them perform at our community events with a self-confidence my own children did not show at that age.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee are making a difference in each child's live that attend regularly.

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I have been a borad membe for about 5 years. The dedication of the management and staff of the organization has the needs of the youth they serve at heart. The actions, thoughts, and desires of the board and staff are to provide the best for the yout we serve.

I have had the privilege to interact with the youth on a couple of occasions and I have witnessed the good the organization is doing for these young people.

The club has a number of very successful alumni who are starting to come back and give back to the clubs.

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

Find a funding source to allow for a second club in Florence and a perpetual source of funds to help the continued operations of the clubs.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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1 person found this review helpful

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee provides a vital role in hundreds of children and teens' lives each day. The life skills, positive and encouraging environment and accountability provided by adult mentors is a life changer for many of our youth. Thank you to the staff, leadership and community for providing this service to the next generation. It is a worthy and necessary investment.

Erik Marechal

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

add another club in florence

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved with BGCPDA for 6 years and continue to feel stronger each year about the necessity of the programs and services provided to children in our community that need them the most. The staff is excellent and reinforces to the club kids that they are respected and valued and have a contribution to make to society and they are encouraged to find their gifts and talents and to persue goals for the future. Kids lives are transformed as they participate. The Board is striving to enable the club to expand its reach in Florence and the surrounding community in the future. Help us with this vision by volunteering and come visit the club to see it in action!

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

Continue to push to reach more middle school and teens.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area impacts the lives of hundreds of children in our community year -round. Adult mentors form relationships with the kids based on level of respect and accountibility and a desire to grow and to mature. Male staff are particularly important to our children that need a "father figure" role model in their lives. A small donation goes a long way to transforming childrens' lives. Once you visit the club and see the face of the kids, you will realize the critical importance of the club. Go, visit and you may be transformed into a vounteer of financile supporter of the club.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Boys and Grils Clubs of the Pee Dee provide outstanding opportunites for the youth of our area to learn importnat life skills, learn responsibility, how to work on a team and how to apppreciate and to thrive in a diverse learning/work environment. They also develop good study habits and improve their communication skills. The clubs are staffed with an outstanding and dedicated group of leaders and volunteers who are committed to improving the lives of the youth who come to the club.

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Of all the organizations in many communities across the U.S., that attempt to address issues of poverty, crime, early childhood education, positive life skills, etc....Nobody does it better than Boys and Gilrs Clubs!The commitment from the staff to the children in our community to do and offer so much for their future success, is in my opinion, simply unmatched by any other organization or group.....Their dedication, energy, unselfishish devotion and use of limited resources are making a positive impact and changing lives not only of the children who come to Boys and Gilrs Clubs of the Pee Dee but also the lives of their families and their community....

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?

A lot

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?

2012

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1 person found this review helpful

I have had the pleasure of serving on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee for over 16 years now. I find it to be one of the most worth while and rewarding experiences. We at the Boys and Girls Clubs are making a difference in the lives of children all over the Pee Dee. Young people from disadvantaged circumstances get the advantage they need to succeed. This is on community service organization that is worthy of everyone's time and support. Get involved and help save a young Boy or a Young Girl from a life without opportunities and help to give them what they need to succeed.

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

wish that they had the staff and resources to have a boys and Girls Club in every section of Florence and the Pee Dee so that all children could have this opportunity, "a chance to have a chance!"

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee is at the top of my list of agencies that I intend to stay involved with and to support in any way I can. They are making a tremendous difference in the lives of the young people they serve. The staff is dedicated to seeing that each child is equipt with all that they need to have a good future. They are willing to learn and to change as needed to continue to improve for the beefit of the children they serve. They understand that continuous improvement is the key to staying relevant, effective and efficient in their program and support/mentoring of every child they serve.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a board member for 2 years. The local Pee Dee area clubs make a difference in the lives of youth in ways that truly have an impact for a lifetime. Not just on the individual youth, but also indirectly on the " health " of our local communities by empowering our children to become contributing menbers of society.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a new board member , it was encouraging to see the diversity of the board. Each member has different resources and talents , but each member is working together to make a differnce in the lives of the youth of our community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Unsure

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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