About

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis’ mission statement is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis was founded in April of 1962 and has served the community for more than 55 years. Our organization has evolved from one club serving 162 members, to six clubs, one technical training center and one summer residence camp meeting the needs of nearly 4,500 members.

We provide after-school care for children ages 6-18, Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with programs in five core areas:

  • Education and Leadership
  • Character Development
  • Healthy Life Choices
  • Athletics and
  • the Arts.

Students also take part in site-by-site programs including Karate, ballet, robotics, foreign languages, cultural studies, soccer, tennis and much more.

Our Vision

Provide a world-class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Our Core Beliefs

A Boys & Girls Club provides:

  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
  • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
  • Hope and opportunity

Our Mission

Our mission is the Boys & Girls Club Movement's reason for being:

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens.