John H. Harland Boys & Girls Club:
The Innovation & Expression Studio (T.I.E.S.)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta is excited to announce a new addition to our Club family – John H. Harland Boys & Girls Club: The Innovation and Expression Studio (T.I.E.S.).
Our focus will remain the same – helping kids to reach their full potential – but we will use a creative youth development approach driven by arts, innovation, and expression.
As the Arts & Innovation Hub for the entire Boys & Girls Club organization, the new Club will serve even more kids and teens, reaching more than 200 youth each day, including our current members from the John H. Harland Club along with hundreds of kids from Boys & Girls Clubs across the area.
In addition to our day-to-day members, we will open our doors to the Westside community serving youth and art enthusiasts alike.
John H. Harland Boys & Girls Club has been serving kids and teens on Atlanta’s Westside for nearly 50 years and we will continue to honor this rich history as we look toward the future.
Learn More about the Harland Project and how you can support our members in becoming the architects of their lives with TIES.
Club Location & Hours
Programs & Activities
Each Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has a variety of special programs and activities. T.I.E.S. will focus on:
- Textile Arts
- Graphic Design
- Spoken Word
- Public Speaking
- Dining Etiquette
Learn how you can become a Program Partner today!
BGCMA picks up from these schools:
- Brown Middle School
- F.L. Stanton Elementary School
- KIPP Ways Academy
- M.A. Jones Elementary School
- Kindezi Academy
- KIPP Primary Elementary
- KIPP Collegiate
- Washington High School
- KIPP Strive
These schools drop off at our Club:
- KIPP Ways Middle
- North Metro Program School
Director Q & A
Q & A with the Executive Director – Stephanie Reynolds
I became a Club member at 9 years old, when my father began working as a Program Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Carteret County in Beaufort, NC. Over the years, I saw the impact he had on so many of my friends and fellow Club members and how many of them thought of him as their hero, or a father figure. I always told myself that if I could be what my dad was to hundreds of kids over the last 19 years – to even one child – that it would be a career of which I could be proud.
My parents were my role models and had the biggest influence on me as a child. We did everything as a family and they instilled in me values that I do my best to uphold to this day.
My advice for the youth of today is to find their passion and pursue it relentlessly. Whether it be through a career, volunteer work, or even a hobby, do something you love every single day.
I think the Club makes a positive impact in the community because it connects kids to amazing opportunities they may not otherwise have. I think the Club is a vital link between youth and the possibilities this world has to offer, especially in communities where young people lack exposure to the arts, post-secondary education, and safe places to learn and grow.
My Club is a special place because the staff and I teach, mentor, and inspire with passion and through love.
Enroll Your Child
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta works to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing them with a safe, positive and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. Ready to sign up? We can’t wait to meet you and your family! Check out our membership application for more details.
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Want a New Career?
At Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, we have trained, dedicated, and nurturing staff. We are fortunate to work with some of the best and brightest minds in the field. No matter your role, we will put your passion to work for our kids. We’d love to meet you and find out how you can help change lives. Come join us!
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We love our volunteers! They give us critical support and show our kids that helping hands extend beyond our doors. Whether you are looking to help with homework, tackle landscaping projects, or coach a sports team, we have the right opportunity for you. We welcome both individuals and groups. Find out how you can give and get involved.