Special Events

BGCM Film Premiere & Open House



6 - 8 pm 

Out of thousands of Clubs across the country our Ira Samelson Jr. Club was selected by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis to be featured as a Case Study highlighting the best practices that take place in the Club on a daily basis.

Three short videos will be featured at the Club and we invite you to join us to see the premiere while we treat our guests and Club members to a night on the red carpet! 

Guests of all ages are invited to attend with the opportunity to tour the Club to see our programs first-hand and visit with members and learn how the Club gives them a voice to be heard. 

RSVP to Mandy Powell at mandyp [at] bgcm [dot] org or 901.278.2947

This event is free and open to the public to join.

Youth of the Year Competition

Youth of the Year is the highest award available in the Boys & Girls Clubs organization. The objective of the Youth of the Year Program is to recognize exceptional Boys & Girls Club members and give them a voice and path to showcase character, leadership, and personal development. This movement begins at the local club level where club professionals foster the traits that help young people grow into responsible and caring citizens. Every year, youth between the ages of 14 and 18 are eligible to compete in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis Youth of the Year program.

Specifically, the Youth of the Year program helps club members:

• Develop healthy attitudes toward home, community, school, and the Boys & Girls Club

• Recognize the importance of patriotism and good character, and demonstrate them in their daily lives

• Strengthen their moral values

• Build positive self-concepts

• Achieve personal growth

• Improve writing, listening, and speaking skills

• Identify with positive role models

• Develop leadership skills

The 2018 Youth of the Year Program will take place in January or February of 2018. Please stay tuned for further details.