Porter Goodwill Branch

620 South Lauderdale
Memphis, TN 38126
(901) 946-9222

Club hours: Monday - Friday from 2:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

Directions to the Porter Goodwill Branch



Antonio Harris, Club Director - antonioh@bgcm.org

Antonio Harris was born and raised in Memphis. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, where he excelled not only in the classroom, but on the basketball court. He achieved All City while matriculating through Booker T. Washington. After high school, Antonio accepted a scholarship to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He returned to Memphis to complete his education at Lemoyne-Owen College. Antonio still holds the distinction and record for the most three pointers in one game that stands at 14. While attending college he worked as a staff member at the Goodwill Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs. After college be became a professional staff member at the Downtown Porter Branch as a Program Director. He currently serves as a Club Director at the Porter Goodwill Branch.

 DeMario Byers, Program Director - demariob@bgcm.org

DeMario Byers moved to Memphis at an early age and graduated from Frayser High. He received his bachelors degree in Psychology from Victory University, graduating with honors. DeMario is currently enrolled in the graduate program at Victory University in pursuit of a Masters degree in Psychology and Professional Counseling. For ten years DeMario has helped found, fund and direct various youth programs such as Hopes and Hoops basketball training camp and GYM (GOD'S Young Men) Ministries. For two years DeMario worked closely with several schools in the Whitehaven area teaching conflict resolution and serving as a mentor while operating and directing an after school program for at risk youth. DeMario has also coached basketball for different AAU teams throughout the city as well as coaching middle school basketball at Grace St. Luke. He joined the Boys & Girls Clubs in 2013 and currently serves as the Program Director at the Porter Goodwill Branch.

2015 Board Officers 

Chair - Darrison Wharton
Secretary - Sherill Davis
Treasurer - Fharon Hicks