A.W. “Tony” Matthews Club

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A.W. “Tony” Matthews Boys & Girls Club


The A.W. “Tony” Matthews 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!

Photo of front door for A.W. “Tony” Matthews Boys & Girls Club

Club Location & Hours


A. W. “Tony” Matthews
Boys & Girls Club

785 Fontaine Road SW
Mableton, Georgia 30126

Cobb County
T 770-944-2697


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:

  • Malon D. Mimms Oratorical Program
  • Fine Arts Club
  • Book Club
  • U.S. Soccer Program
  • Teen Poetry Slam
  • Keystone Leadership Program
  • Torch Club Leadership Program
  • College Bound Program
  • Passport to Manhood
  • Smart Girls
  • Making Proud Choices
  • Career Launch
  • Fitness Gram

Learn how you can become a Program Partner today!


BGCMA youth soccer players

Transportation Details


BGCMA picks up from these schools:

  • N/A – Transportation is provided by the Cobb County School District

These schools drop off at our Club:

  • Austell Elementary
  • Clarkdale Elementary
  • Clay Elementary
  • Mableton Elementary
  • Russell Elementary
  • Sanders Elementary
  • Cooper Middle
  • Floyd Middle
  • Lindley Middle 7th & 8th
  • Lindley 6th Grade Academy
  • Garrett Middle
  • South Cobb High
  • Pebblebrook High
  • Hendricks Elementary



Director Q & A


Q & A with the Executive Director – Debra Carson

Why Boys & Girls Club

In this role, my life has come full circle. I joined the Boys & Girls Club at age six, worked as a teen camp counselor, received my first monetary college scholarship, and served on the Alumni Association. Years later, my children also attended a Boys & Girls Club. My Club journey was significantly impacted by James “Major” Adams who left an indelible impression in the lives of youths and families for over 5 decades and later became my mentor. It is my desire to exemplify a fraction of Major’s qualities as a great leader for the families at the Matthews Boys & Girls Club.

Who Influenced Me

Two women greatly influenced my life. My #1 hero was my mom. Although she was far from “perfect”, she epitomized the character, strength, integrity and tenacity of a woman, mother and friend. At a very young age, I learned from her how to love, care and support others unconditionally – especially those who “needed it the most”. Also, Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund has positively swayed my decision to become a life-long advocate for children and families.

Advice for our Youth

The advice I consistently offer youth is to always stay true to themselves and never give up on their dreams. They can do and be anything in life by working hard and surrounding themselves with positive people.

Our Impact in the Community

I believe Matthews is a hidden gem and destined to be a beacon of light in the community. Together we can Empower students, Engage parents, Enlist schools, and Encourage neighbors, businesses and friends to continue to support our efforts as we serve families within the community.

What Makes Our Club Special

Matthews’ staff, students, parents and friends are resilient! It is our collective goal to provide the tools, resources and opportunities to help our kids be “great” and (re)write their own narratives.

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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