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

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Boys & Girls Clubs, Children & Youth

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. About two-thirds live in single-parent households whose annual income is below $24,000 per year. Nearly one-third (29%) of our members are teens. Slightly more than half (56%) are boys. We especially target youth who are not receiving services from any other youth agency.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 3,200 youth

Geographic areas served: 3 counties (Florence, Darlington & Williamsburg)

Programs: Programs for girls and boys that support academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character & citizenship.

Community Stories

92 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area serve over 700 children a day with after school support that includes adult mentoring in character development, homework assistance and tutoring, access to computers, healthy life habits and encourages teens to prepare for high school graduation and a career after high school or to focus on obtaining a college education.
The success of the club is due to community financial support and the commitment of our staff to each of the children that we serve. Bottom line...impact and positive influence is being given every day in 1 of our 6 area clubs.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Incredible organization with a great staff at each location, a dedicated Board and most importantly, tremendous kids! Lives are changed here and our community is better because of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board member, I have the delight of hearing countless success stories children whose lives are changed due to the dedicated staff and volunteers who support this great organization. Seeing the work that goes on and the joy in the kids eyes is a true testament. We can only impact the lives of the children in our community with support from those in our communities. Helping our Kids grow and develop makes our community better! If you have not checked out the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee, what are you waiting for?

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization serve underprivileged children in our city who would have no place to go after school. In addition, their fees allows low income parents to be able to afford a safe place for their children to go after school.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

Every child needs a place 'to go' and a place where they can be a part of something 'good'.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area provides that place for hundreds of young people in our area. We need to ensure that "that place" is always available. We need to ensure that encouragement tempered with challenge is always available to our future men and women of the Pee Dee Area.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am proud to serve on the Board for the Boys & Girls Club of the Pee Dee Area. The experienced staff provides a safe environment for some of the most disadvantaged youth in our community to learn and play. It is exciting to see the new programs that the staff is working hard to constantly secure funding to implement with the kids.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

Great organization that works hard for the youth of our community!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I participated with a volunteer group that was organized by my employer to assist the B&GC for a few hours one afternoon as groups of kids rotated through several fun, hands-on activity stations. The task for my station was to build the tallest possible tower with jelly beans and toothpicks. Wow! I saw first-hand a wonderful blend of creativity, competition, and excitement from the youngsters. The assigned staff-persons exemplified a wonderful blend of loving support, wise counsel, and firm discipline as needed when unfavorable behaviors got excessive. I was quite impressed how the B&GC personnel so carefully channeled those youthful energies into such constructive results. This experience made me proud and confirmed my recent choice to be a B&GC board member.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The 6 clubs under this banner lives up to their promise of preparing young people to become active, successful young adults.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

BGCPDA is highly visible in the community. They touch hundreds of area children's lives each day. We have a very engaged Executive Director who keeps everyone abreast of the activities across all of the sites. I am proud to support BGCPDA

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Great organization - improving the lives of countless youth in the Pee Dee area, one step, one project, one dream, one life at a time.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee inspires and enables all young people throughout the Pee Dee Area, especially those that need it the most, to become productive, responsible, and caring citizens.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Throughout my time at the Florence Boys & Girls Club, I have been a Youth Member, Teen Staff, and even a Teen Volunteer. All of these things have truly brought many learning experiences to my life.
The Dedicated Staff, Positive Executive Director, and Board Members want to get involved with the youth to transform the life of a child. They have helped me along the way by Mentoring me to become a young man who is Humble, Respectful, and a Future Leader who will go the extra mile to encourage the members that come after me. I have been in the Club ever since I was very young. I have seen this top-notch Non-Profit grow through all the different phases and Maturity of the staff.
I am highly honored to know that this club has come exceedingly far, and still is growing.

MarcyT

Board Member

Rating: 5

Making a difference in the community building future leaders with strong character, healthy lifestyles and good citizenship. Proud to be part of such a great and caring organization!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area provide a wonderful service for our community and the children they serve.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My experience with this organization was very meaningful and educational. The staff was very helpful and engaging,which means alot when you are leaving your children with strangers. I felt a sense of relief knowing that they were cared for and safe. Now I'm a board member, who wants to offer back to my community because I know what impact it had on my family when my children attended. As a single parent with three children, it offered my children a positive outlook on life. The Boys and Girls Club changes the lives of children and is much needed in all communities.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I serve on the board and volunteer doing a cooking class with a group of students .

Board Member

Rating: 5

Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee is a standout organization in the region. Many young lives are positively impacted by their involvement with the Club. The children and staff all have a sense of pride, and the club works hard to build character, work ethic, and a mindset of service to the community.

1 Ritchie

Board Member

Rating: 5

Boys and Girls Club of the Pee Dee go to great lengths to invest in the future of the young people that they serve. From academic coaching and assistance to helping young people to navigate the societal challenges that they face, these club leaders not only instruct they lead by example. They are making a significant difference in the future of these young folks because they genuinely care about the future of those they are serving.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Board Member

Rating: 5

Outstanding experience! Fund raising, facility projects, mentoring, building lives! What better way to give back - and feel a great sense of pride!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area make a difference in the lives of many at-risk children, and by helping them, the clubs help families and the community. The clubs are a safe after-school environment and offer much more than play time. A caring staff of passionate professionals helps students with their homework and computer skills while building character and self-esteem. The club's mission is "to inspire and enable all young people from throughout the Pee Dee Area, especially those who need us most, to become productive, responsible, and caring citizens." This isn't just talk. It's action.