SERVING LOCAL YOUTH FOR 117 YEARS
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Four key characteristics define the essence of a Boys & Girls Club. Each is critical in exerting a positive impact on the life of a child:
- DEDICATED YOUTH FACILITIES – Boys & Girls Clubs are places–actual neighborhood-based buildings–designed solely for youth programs and activities.
- OPEN WHEN KIDS NEED US MOST – The Clubs are open weekdays after school and during the summer when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
- TRAINED, PROFESSIONAL STAFF – Every Club is directed by trained youth development professionals who act as role models and mentors to members. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
- AVAILABLE & AFFORDABLE TO ALL YOUTH – For a $25/year annual membership, any child between the ages of 5 and 18 can become a Club member. We do not discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or income.
Announcing our 2021 Youth of the Year!
We are thrilled to announce Jehlin as our 2021 Middle Tennessee Youth of the Year. You may recognize him as the emcee for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Great Futures Galas, but Jehlin has been a Club member since he was just four years old. He is passionate about helping his community, from serving meals to families in need after the devastating 2020 tornadoes to proposing a park before the Nashville Civic Design Committee as a young ambassador.
Our Response to COVID-19
For over 118 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee has done whatever it takes to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential. Even during these challenging times, we are doing everything we can to ensure the well-being of our Club members, as well as the staff and volunteers who work at and with our Clubs.
News & Upcoming Events
In response to COVID-19, this past October, BGCMT launched a new food distribution initiative, Club Fresh. This creative partnership with […]
Spring Break 2021 March 15th – 19th Clubs open from 7 AM – 6 PM daily, please bring a healthy […]
Club Election Hours
Election day is here and for many of our teens, that means it’s their first time voting. Elections are a […]