Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club

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Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club


The Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club works with hundreds of kids and teens each year to help them reach their full potential. We provide an environment where all youth feel safe and secure to dream, discover, and develop. Our programs focus on helping kids succeed in school, live healthy, and become leaders. We are so glad to be part of this community and look forward to working with you!

Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club front door photo

Club Location & Hours


Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club

450 East Lake Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30030

DeKalb County
T 404-378-8814


General Hours:
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Holiday & Summer Hours:
7:30 am – 6:00 pm



Programs & Activities


Each Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has a vareity of special programs and activities. This Club also focuses on:

  • Girl Talk
  • Passport To Manhood
  • Cooking Club
  • Torch Club
  • Book Club
  • College Bound
  • Keystone
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Diplomas 2 Degrees
  • Cheerleading
  • Garden Club
  • Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge
  • Money Matter
  • Career Launch
  • STEM
  • Media Club
BGCMA club teen

Transportation Details


BGCMA picks up from these schools:

  •  DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts
  •  McNair Elementary School
  •  4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue Elementary School
  •  Oakhurst Elementary School
  •  McNair Middle School
  •  Renfroe Middle School
  •  Decatur High School
  •  DeKalb High School of the Arts

Director Q & A

Q & A with the Executive Director – John Strong

Why Boys & Girls Club

I wanted to be a part of the Boys & Girls Club because I honestly feel that without it I would not be the person I am today. I joined at 7 years old and it has been part of my life ever since. It feels good to give back to an organization that has done so much for me.

Who Influenced Me

My parents really guided and influenced me. I lost my father at 16 years old and I don’t know who or where I would be if I didn’t have his guidance as a young man.

Advice for our Youth

I always advise our youth to let their circumstances be their motivation and that the only thing that separates being good from being great is their willingness to do what others will not.

Our Impact in the Community

The Club is impacting our community by providing a safe place for our youth to come learn how to become better people which will ultimately make the community and the world a better place.

What Makes Our Club Special

My club is special because we love to love and make our youth’s dreams come true.

BGCMA DirectorJohn Strong photo
BGCMA youth

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!



 Want to Volunteer?

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.


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