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 58 years. Our organization has evolved from one club serving 162 members, to ten Clubs, one Technical Training Center and one summer residence camp meeting the needs of over 5,200 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. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis is a safe, stable place that ensures physical and emotional safety while discouraging crime in our local communities.

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. 

Child Safety Hotline


Please review the following protocols that have been implemented for your child’s safety:

  • Health Screen is required: All staff, Club members, and visitors will receive a health screen upon entering the building. You must pass the health screen to be able to enter our facilities. Our health screen will follow the guidelines provided by local government and health officials and include a temperature check and the following questions:
    • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
    • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
    • Have you had a fever in the last 48 hours?
  • Wash Your Hands: Upon entering our facilities, you will be asked to wash or sanitize your hands.
  • Face Coverings: You are required to you wear a face covering/mask while in our facilities for your protection and others. Our staff will also be required to wear protective face coverings.
  • Face coverings are required upon entry, in all common areas, when checking in, and when indoors.  
  • 6FT Social Distancing Policies: All Club members, staff, and visitors in our facilities will be required to follow social distancing practices and maintain a minimum of 6 feet distance from other members and staff. Signage will be prominently displayed in our facilities to help bring awareness to this requirement.
  • Access May Be Restricted in Certain Areas: All open areas inside the Clubs have been evaluated and redesigned where necessary to help ensure social distancing between members. This may mean that some areas and equipment will be closed in order to allow for social distancing.
  • Expect Reduced Capacity: To ensure proper social distancing, our Clubs will have a limited capacity.