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!
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Keep up the great work Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta.
"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!"
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.
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.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta is changing the future of at risk kids. Help us help them!
This New Yorker grew up in the Mississippi Delta and appreciate all the efforts of the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta.
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!
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.
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.