A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys & Girls Club


If you’re interested in membership at the A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys & Girls Club or any of our Metro Atlanta clubs, please download the membership application. Then, complete and return the application to the club.

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Brief History

A.R. “Gus” Barksdale Boys & Girls Club opened in 1977. The club moved from a small house serving less than 200 club members to its current 18,600 sq ft. location, which serves approximately 975 club members year round.  


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Terry Walker-Moore

Executive Director

Special Programs & Activities

  • Boys to Bowties (Passport to Manhood)
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineer, Arts, and Math)
  • Soccer
  • Garden Club
  • Performing Arts Clubs
  • Sisters of Strengths (Global Girls)

A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys & Girls Club pick-up & drop-off school list:

We pick up from these schools

  • Conyers Middle School
  • Rockdale High School
  • Flat Shoals Elementary
  • Shoal Creek Elementary
  • Memorial Middle School
  • Hightower Trails Elementary
  • Heritage High School

These schools drop off at our club

  • CJ Hicks Elementary School
  • Pine Street Elementary School
  • Salem High School (kids must fill out non-home pick-up request)