Boys And Girls Clubs Of The Pee Dee Area, Inc.

Rating: 4.91 stars   67 reviews

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Address:

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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843-662-1142
http://www.bgcpda.org

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Reviews for Boys And Girls Clubs Of The Pee Dee Area, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

I was honored to serve as a Board Member for this club for 9 years. During that time I had the opportunity to mentor one of our club kids. Saleisha was blessed to win SC Youth of the Year, go on to graduate college and has just recently earned her degree from Law School. Due to the Boys and Girls Club influence she not only learned to dream big! She lived those dreams. I can't say enough about the dedicated team work of the Board Members and Staff Members at all of the Pee Dee Area Clubs. They truly save lives of 100's of kids every day!

 
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I was honored to serve on the Pee Dee Area Board for 9 years. The staff is superior and the kids thrive in the many programs provided. My favorite experience was mentoring a young girl that became our State Youth of the Year. I attended her High School Graduation, she graduated college and is now a first year law student. She could have never made it that far without the support of the Boys and Girls Club. I wish I would have sent my son to the Club so he would have had more positive roll models. They teach them life skills, manors and give them a safe place to learn while having fun. These clubs save kids lives.

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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This organization strives daily to create a safe and respectful environment so that everyone that comes through their doors has opportunity for individual growth.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee serves the children of our community that need help the most. The clubs serve as a safe place for children to learn and play. The staff serves as role models that many of the children do not have at home. My first experience with this organization was 12 years ago when I was volunteering for the Junior League of Florence. After talking to a 2nd grade club member I learned he was hungry because he was one of 6 children that lived with an unemployed single mother and he was being bullied at school (kids were taking his free breakfast and lunch). The club was the only place he was being fed and felt truly safe. Every child deserves to be fed and feel safe in order to excel in life, and B&GC of the Pee Dee is leading the way in our area to fulfill this need.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been serving on the board for about seven years. The commitment of the staff, board and volunteers is amazing. We are exposed on a regular basis to a great club outcome story. Makes serving on this board very humbling and gratifying.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a board member of the Pee Dee Area Boys and Girls Club for several years. I have had numerous opportunities to talk with the kids over the years and have been told on several occasions "The Club saved me" or "I don't know where I would be today if it had not been for (insert staff name) at the Club".

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

Find even more ways to get the word out to the community how we are changing lives here in our area.

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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I have been a Board Member of the Pee Dee Area Boys and Girls Club for over three years. I have had the privilege several times of listening to candidates for Youth of the Year tell their stories of how the club changed their lives. It is truly amazing what some of these kids have overcome and what a huge part the Club played in their success. What a great way to contribute to a cause that truly changes lives right here in our community.

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  

I have been a board member of The Pee Dee Boys and Girls Club for about three years now. Compared to other organizations I am involved with, the B&G Club staff stands apart in dedication and commitment to the youth they serve. This is evident in all of the after-hours time they put in, the dollars they donate and most of all the accolades from the kids. As a board we often hear moving testimony from the youth served and it always involves at least one staff member that the child really felt was a mentor to them. I am very proud to be a volunteer and serve the club.

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area for several years and continue to be amazed by the committed board members, the wonderfully dedicated leadership, the awesome staff, and most of all, the amazing kids who all make serving this worthy cause a source of joy and fulfillment. Together, we do make a difference in our future!

 
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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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2 people found this review helpful

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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1 person found this review helpful

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

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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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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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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