BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER MEMPHIS

Rating: 4.73 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 44 S Rembert St Memphis TN 38104 USA

Mission: Maintaining facilities and administering various programs for the benefit of local boys' and girls' club members The number of boys and girls served in 2008 was approximately 5,500
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

I have worked for Boys & Girls Clubs for 30 years. I have seen many success stories and can not name another organization that does what Boys & Girls Clubs can or attempt to do. Our kids are provided with quality programs served by quality staff.

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I have seen many success stories throughout the 30 years I have been with this organization. I have seen kids come in with little self esteem and leave as a Youth of the Year. It is amazing what Boys & Girls Clubs can do.

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Always strive to keep quality employees so our kids can have quality services. This is a must to make us successfull and to provide our kids with what they deserve.

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

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis reach so many kids and families each day. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis is the Salvation, we take our kids out of diseasters each day in their homes, BGCM is the person there for their pain and hurt that they face each day. BGCM is the religious place for kids, we teach them right from wrong. BGCM is the Education place for our kids, we stress the importance of Education each day in our Clubs, we graduate 97.6%. We are family for most of these kids, we are their mother, father, brother and sister. We do so much, but we need to reach more. We reach 7300 a year, we need to reach all the kids out there that need us the most. BGCM is here for all those kids and we will continue to reach more.

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I enjoy seeing so many kids graduate. So many families life turn around. I had one little boy who came to me with so much anger. He hit me in my stomache one day and threaten to kill me. I told him that he couldn't hurt me. Long story short, each day I would work with this kid and told him that he was a great kids and that I loved him with all my heart. That kid turned a 360 in three weeks and is now one of the best kids at the Club. (He was angry because he lost both parents at the same time!).

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

I would beg for more money every day from those who are blessed to give to this organization. We can do so much more to bring more kids off the street. We can turn bullies into angels. We take students making failing grades into graduating. I would not make changes in the organization, but in my community and country.

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

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis has provided support & leadership for youth since 1962. The impact has reached generations of thousands of our citizens. The organization stays true to its 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.” Just ask one of the alumni.

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For 32 years I have worked with the members of BGCM. I have seen these young members grow up become productive members of society and raise their familes to do the same.

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

The only change I would make is to serve more members which is tied to additional funding.

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

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis do an incredible job of giving kids a safe and positive place to just be themselves. The caring staff provides a reliable network of support for over 7,300 kids in Memphis. The programming helps kids become more capable, responsible, productive members of society.

If you've got money, please donate. If you have time please give it!

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I've seen graduation rates at the club climb to 97.6%, almost 36% higher than Memphis City Schools.

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

Find ways to connect more kids with mentors from the community.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

This organization really really should be appreciative of the staff that they have working with the youth they serve, because they really do care alot about the well-being of these children.

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I was a clubmember as a young person myself & it taught me a huge deal of commradity and responsibility to my community.

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

Ensure that the organization maintains the original mission to help those who are less fortunate and underpriviledged.

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