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Giving Thanks!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! This is truly one of my favorite days of the year. It’s so important to reflect upon what we are truly thankful for and give gratitude. For Boys...

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Love for our Mentors!

Thanks to all of our Youth of the Year mentors who worked tirelessly to get our teens ready for the big event! For months, these professionals participated in hands-on activities and workshops to...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces Winner of Youth of the Year

ATLANTA – November 7, 2014 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) is honored to announce the winner of its 2014/2015 Youth of the Year award – Sir Dalvin Holloman of...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia Names Bill Rogers Winner of "Hall of Fame" Award

ATLANTA (Oct. 28, 2014) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia recently honored Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, Inc., with its prestigious “Hall of Fame” award....

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The Gift of Giving Back

The holiday season always has a certain warmth about it. It reaches deeper than the crackling fire or hot cocoa steaming on the stove. It’s the feeling of getting together and catching up...

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Nubia's Flow

As I prepare to pass the torch to the 2014/2015 Youth of the Year, I reflect on how I have grown as a leader over the past year. Part of being a leader involves setting a good example. There are...

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Battling Bullying

When Auburn University set out to find its 2014 Hero Award winners, they didn’t anticipate such a strong showing from a youth advocate of just 17 years old. Among teachers, seasoned youth...

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Sharing Smiles

When Shaurese F. was asked why she’s involved with her Keystone Club, she had lots to share, but front and center was the voice that it gives to young people.  “Teens have the...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces 2014 Youth of the Year Winners

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) is proud to announce its 2014 Youth of the Year winners from local Clubs in and around the city. The prestigious Youth of the Year award is...

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Healthy Habits, Healthy Kids

It’s true. The habits you establish when you are a kid have an enormous impact on the rest of your life. Whether it’s what you eat, how active you keep your body or what choices you...

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All the Right Moves

At only sixteen years old, Joshua Briggs has dedicated half of his life to his Judo practice. And he has enjoyed tremendous success. In fact, in 2012, USA Judo ranked Joshua the #1 judo competitor...

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NFL/LISC Grassroots Program Grants $2.5 Million for New and Refurbished Community Football Fields in 15 Cities Nationwide

Community organizations, schools and parks in 15 cities across the country will receive grants totaling $2.5 million to build or refurbish neighborhood fields through the National Football League...

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The Power of Mentorship

When we ask our alumni to name one thing about our Clubs that truly changed their lives…they often respond with a name. Ms. Gail. Mr. Brandon. Coach Eric.Before coming to the Club, many...

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Did You Know?

90% percent of Boys & Girls Club alumni nationwide believe their Club was important to their success in life!From corporate executives to leading artists and civic leaders to sports stars,...

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Nubia's Flow

I am inspired! I am inspired by the ones who arrived before me. Taking advantage of every opportunity, which built a path for me.Though we arrived at different times one thing remains the sameThe...

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Great Futures: A Campaign for Our Kids!

As kids head back to school, we face a serious problem. Every day at 3pm, more than 400,000 kids in Georgia leave school with no place to go, putting them at risk of being unsupervised,...

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College Bound: Aria's Journey toward a GREAT FUTURE

When Aria’s mom heard about the College Bound program, she jumped at the opportunity to enroll her then timid high school freshman. Four years later, Aria has blossomed into a true leader...

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Creativity Corner

From building rockets to understanding robots, our kids participate in awesome hands-on projects and activities that help bring the exciting world of science to life. According to a study from...

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Nubia's Flow

Unlike many of my peers, I don’t want the year to fly by. I want to savor my time and truly enjoy my last year of high school. Although I can’t wait to graduate, I also have so many...

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Schools Out May Mean Scales Up!

While summer often offers families a much-needed chance to unwind and relax, the slower pace and lack of structure can cause health challenges for our kids and teens. When school is out, many...

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Great Futures in the Great Outdoors

When Brian was younger, his parents encouraged him to “play outside”. To him, the great outdoors meant a basketball game in his neighborhood or playing with friends on his block....

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5 Tips for Safe Swimming This Summer

With the hot summer months upon us, kids and parents alike are suiting up and cooling off in pools, lakes and oceans. It’s important to make safety the top priority around any body of water....

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Nubia's Flow

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BGCMA Partners With Cisco

Atlanta, GA – To help close the opportunity gap among at-risk kids and teens, Cisco has provided $50,000 in funding to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. Supporting youth in Gwinnett...

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BGCMA Spring Word Scramble

BGCMA Word Scramble! Boys & Girls Club makes learning fun! Below, you will find the answers to the 2014 Spring Newsletter Word Scramble. 1. TNLSGAI MAIPCT Lasting Impact 2. HTE ROPWE OF...

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Fight Summer Brain Drain!

Ashley Washington, Director of Academic Success at BGCMA, knows a lack of mental stimulation during the summer can mean steep learning loss. Check out these tips on how you can encourage FUN...

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Making Summer Count!

This month, thousands of kids in and around Atlanta begin their summer breaks, looking forward to fun in the sun and carefree days. But if kids don’t take time to flex their mental muscles,...

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Delivering Great Readers!

When children master a new skill, whether it is mastering the latest dance move or navigating the latest feature on Instagram, they are quick to show off what they have accomplished. The same...

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Our Commitment to Celebrating Creativity - Missy's Message

Recently, the Georgia Department of Education released a report that ranks the performance of every K-12 public school in the state and the findings were alarming. With an overall “C”...

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The Power of Words

Dequadray recalled the first time he wrote a poem for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s Marel Brown Creative Writing program. Hand and pen to paper, he sat in the corner at his Club...

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Lasting Impact

When Terp became a member at Douglas County Boys & Girls Club, she knew that it was a place where she could meet other kids and volunteer in her community. What she didn’t know was the...

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Torch Club Fosters Future Leaders

Worn out with the hustle and bustle of city living, Katlyn welcomed the opportunity to escape her everyday surroundings and experience the wonders of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro...

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BGCMA Honors Local Leaders with "Blue Doors" Awards!

On February 27th, BGCMA gathered top supporters and friends at our annual “Be a Kid for a Night” event and announced the recipients of our 2014 “Blue Door” Awards. Symbolic...

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Mary Lee Johnson: Helping Young S.T.A.R.S. Shine Bright!

After two years as a board member at Warren/Holyfield Boys & Girls Club, Mary Johnson was inspired to dedicate more time to the mission of our Clubs.  Recognizing her niche to provide...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Strengthens Volunteer Leadership!

Atlanta, GA – March 17, 2014 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) is announcing several strategic changes to its volunteer leadership teams. Starting in 2014, Tom McNeill,...

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Realizing Potential: One Brush Stroke at a Time

She had her brush. She had her canvas. Aijka was ready. But she could feel the butterflies starting to bubble up. The 15-year-old, a long-time member of Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club, loved...

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BGCMA Tech Girls Really Do Rock!

While most 16 year-olds are focused on snapping selfies to post on Instagram, Nigeria uses her lens to capture stories and moments to share the magic within our Clubs. A teen photo journalist for...

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Soccer Builds Self-esteem

Coach Roshunnia was desperate. She’d seen so many kids and teens at Jesse Draper Boys & Girls Club get involved with and grow through her sports programs, but no matter how much she...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Receives nearly $13,000 for its College Readiness Program from Toyota Financial Services, ADESA, Manheim, DAA Northwest and Norwalk Auto Auctions

2/17/2014– [Atlanta. Georgia] – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has partnered with four auto remarketing firms, ADESA (www.adesa.com), Manheim (www.manheim.com), DAA Northwest...

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Missy's Top Ten

2013 was a GREAT year! In addition to celebrating 75 years of serving youth who need us most, we made significant progress towards helping more youth today chart a path to a successful...

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Breakfast with Santa

‘Breakfast with Santa’ at Camp KiwanisSaturday, December 7, 9am Camp Kiwanis invites you to join jolly ol’ Saint Nick himself, fireside at Franklin Hall for a breakfast like...

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Photography Program is Picture Perfect

Antonio Lewis, a program assistant at Warren/Holyfield Boys & Girls Club has a strong passion for photography and an equally intense drive to shape and educate kids.  In an effort to...

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U.S. Assistant Attorney General Visits Local Club to Check Out Mentoring Programs

Warren/Holyfield Boys & Girls Club opened its doors to a few very special guests on November 19 including U.S. Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason and U.S. Attorney Sally Yates. Joined...

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Competing for a Cause

For years, BGCMA’s youth football players have watched their favorite NFL players run sideline-to-sideline sporting pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, they followed in the...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces Youth of the Year Winner

ATLANTA – November 8, 2013 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) is honored to announce the winner of its 2013/2014 Youth of the Year award – Nubia Livermore of...

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Celebrating Diversity: Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge!

At the 19th annual Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge (KKCC), hundreds of participants and supporters explored the globe, without ever needing to pack a suitcase. Sponsored by the Atlanta Kiwanis...

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East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club Crowned Champions of Salsa, Salsa Event!

On September 25, more than 80 kids from Boys & Girls Clubs across the city came to King Plow Arts Center ready to compete in the annual Salsa, Salsa event. This year, young chefs from nine...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces 2013 Youth of the Year Winners

Atlanta, GA – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) is proud to announce its 2013 Youth of the Year winners from local Clubs in and around the city. The prestigious Youth of the...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Joins Mayor Kasim Reed and City Leaders to Launch Centers of Hope Initiative

ATLANTA – On September 24th, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) joined Mayor Kasim Reed and other community dignitaries to celebrate the official launch of the Centers of Hope...

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Check Mate! Club Kids are Mastering Chess and Building Confidence

The game of chess can take years to perfect and requires a sharp mind and focused strategy. Our kids are getting an early start. At Centers of Hope at Thomasville Boys & Girls Club,...

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Carol Wyre: An Open Heart and an Open Door

A former business communications professional, Carol was on her way up the corporate ladder when a spontaneous twist of fate brought her to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.Acting on a...

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Day for Kids Event Celebrates Childhood & Raises Awareness of Critical Issues Facing Youth

On September 7th, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and BGCMA kicked off a national Day for Kids event, welcoming hundreds of volunteers and supporters to Piedmont Park. Participants were invited...

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KPMG Internships Give Club Youth a Head Start on Great Futures

This summer, members of our College Bound program were chosen to participate in KPMG’s Summer Internship program. The two-week internship, which began the first week of July, allowed our...

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Our Teens Vow to "Text With Respect!"

Nearly 200 attendees, took part in the Texting Organization Against Distracted Driving (TOADD) 1st Annual "Text With Respect” event held at Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club in July....

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BGCMA and City of Atlanta Partners to Expand Youth Programming in Key Areas of Need

This month, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) began providing programming to kids and teens at three additional facilities in key areas of need across the city. Funded through an...

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Walmart Foundation Awards Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta with $100,000 Grant to Support Healthy Lifestyles

ATLANTA, August 29, 2013 – This summer, the Walmart Foundation provided a $100,000 grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta through the Foundation’s State Giving Program....

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Story Cove Program Builds Confident Readers!

Eight-year-old Layla is a devoted member of the cheerleading squad, I Can Club and Go Girl Go program at George Washington Carver Boys & Girls Club. She brings an air of bubbly confidence in...

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BGCMA Kids Team up with NASA

What did you do over the summer? More than 1,000 kids and teens from 16 Boys & Girls Clubs will return to school this fall having built a rocket or designed a water filtration system over...

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African Children's Choir Brings Global Culture to Atlanta Clubs

The Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir of Uganda has shared the stage with Elton John, John Legend, Jars of Clays and….none other than the kids and teens of Warren Boys &...

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Brain Gain: Clubs Provide Programs to Combat Summer Learning Loss!

While the school halls are empty each summer, the average student loses approximately one month’s worth of learning. Students who don’t have access to cognitively challenging...

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Teens Create Music Video Celebrating BGCMA's History

On Saturday, June 15th, Lawrenceville and A. Worley Brown Boys & Girls Club teens made their stamp in Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) history. They shot the music video for the...

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BGCMA Teen Shines at National Photography Exhibit

On June 5th, BGCMA welcomed dozens of art enthusiasts, partners and participants to its Youth Art Connection gallery in Edgewood for the ImageMakers event, an exhibit showcasing award-winning...

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BGCMA Goes West!

This summer, BGCMA members headed West to attend Wild West Fest, a week-long arts and outdoors camp for children from Boys & Girls Clubs and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Held each year in...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and Darden Restaurants Partners to Build Better Futures for Kids and Teens Across Atlanta

Atlanta, GA – June 10, 2013 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has been selected to receive a $33,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from the Darden...

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BGCMA Teens are College Bound

Our graduating teens were the guests of honor at the College Bound Senior Celebration held on May 16 at the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Conference Center. Recent research shows less than 70...

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2013 Swagg Awards Celebrate Lawrenceville Teens

On April 24th, teens assembled to recognize their peers at the 6th annual Swagg Awards held at the Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club. Highlighting academic achievement and leadership skills, the...

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Supporters Tee Up to Benefit BGCMA's Healthy Lifestyle Programs!

On May 6th, our dedicated supporters and sponsors teamed up on the green to benefit BGCMA’s healthy lifestyles initiatives at the annual Putt for Promise golf tournament. Presented by Global...

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Global Girl & Passport to Manhood Empower Middle Schoolers to Be Their Best

Research shows the development of sound character and a sense of moral compass is a critical part of a child’s development between the ages 11-14. That’s why BGCMA staff and supporters...

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BGCMA's Young Poets Take the Stage at the FOX Theatre

On April 24th, more than 200 friends and family members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) were treated to an evening of creativity and inspiration at the annual Marel Brown...

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Global Girl: Teen-Led Program Teaches Young Girls How They Can Be Part of the Solution

“Young people we have a responsibility to outlive our curses. Whether they be cultural or historical. Rise up young people for we are the future generation. Rise up young people for we have...

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Boys & Girls Clubs Of Metro Atlanta Announces Winner Of "75 Blue Door Project!"

Atlanta, GA – April 25, 2013 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has announced the winner of its “75 Blue Doors” public art project – Kris Pilcher. His winning...

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BGCMA Kicks Off "75 Blue Doors" Project

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta continued its 75th anniversary celebration with the unveiling of the “75 Blue Doors” project on Monday, April 1st.  Hosted by Bill Rogers,...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Paints the Town with "75 Blue Door" Project

Atlanta, GA – April 1, 2013 – During April, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta is launching the “75 Blue Doors” project to celebrate its 75th anniversary and show how...

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CSX and City Year Team Up to Makeover A.R. "Gus" Barksdale Boys & Girls Club

On February 5, CSX employees teamed up with City Year to give back to A.R. “Gus” Barksdale Boys & Girls Club. Approximately 175 volunteers pitched in on with multiple projects...

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Boys & Girls of Metro Atlanta Receives $24,000 from Toyota Financial Services, Adesa, Manheim and Norwalk Auto Auctions

Atlanta, GA – March 12, 2013 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has partnered with three auto remarketing firms, ADESA, Manheim and Norwalk Auto Auctions to provide a donation of...

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The Home Depot Foundation Supports Academic Success Initiatives at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Atlanta, GA – March 4, 2013 – Through its seventh annual Building Community Network program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded $20,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro...

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New & Improved: Paulding County Boys & Girls Club Gets a Makeover

Thanks to committed volunteers and sponsors in the community, members of Paulding County Boys & Girls Club can "bust a move", while keeping healthy and fit,  in their newly...

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BGCMA Kids and Teens Celebrate King's Legacy

On January 21, hundreds of residents and guests of the Austell community assembled to commemorate civil rights legend, Martin Luther King Jr. at the South Cobb Recreation Center.  For the...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Partners with Ross Stores to Promote Academic Success for Kids and Teens

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) announces a new partnership with Ross Stores, Inc., to support the Club’s Power Hour program, an interactive after-school homework assistance...

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BGCMA Youth Excel in Teen Poetry Slam

On January 24th, 22 BGCMA members competed in the Young Audiences Teen Slam Competition at the Woodruff Arts Center. Kaelin Matthews, a member of Warren/Holyfield Boys & Girls Club and junior...

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Hip Hop Hooray! Celebrities Give Back During the Holidays

While many celebrities use the holidays as a well-deserved break from their hectic schedules,  local celebrities Ne-yo and Ludacris took time to give back to those who need it most during our...

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Strength from Soccer

Saveair has faced serious challenges in his young life. After enduring the devastation of Hurricane Katrina on his hometown in the Gulf of Mississippi, he relocated to Atlanta and found a new...

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IRA Rollover Opportunity

If you are over age 70 ½, the Federal government permits you to rollover up to $100,000 from your IRA to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta without increasing your taxable income or...

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Join Us at the Rick Case "Bikes for Kids" Event

Members of A. Worley Brown and Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Clubs will be the guests of honor at the Rick Case “Bikes for Kids Event” on Monday, December 17. Come out and join in the...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta is Moving to Midtown!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) is settling into a new administrative office starting Monday, December 3.Our updated address is:1275 Peachtree Street NESuite 500Atlanta, GA...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces 2012/2013 Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) is honored to announce the winner of its 2012/2013 Youth of the Year award - Nyomi Haynes. The prestigious award is BGCMA's highest honor,...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces Youth of the Year Winners at Local Clubs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) is proud to announce the 2012 Youth of the Year winners from our Clubs across the city. The prestigious Youth of the Year award is BGCMA’s...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Continues to Strengthen Board of Directors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) is announcing several strategic additions to its Corporate Board of Directors to strengthen and diversify its team. Board members bring a wealth of...

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Coca-Cola Teams Up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta to Promote Healthy Lifestyles among At-Risk Youth

Employee volunteers from The Coca-Cola Company will visit the A. Worley Brown Boys & Girls Club this Wednesday, July 18 to participate in a Triple Play Fun Day event. Throughout the afternoon,...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Hosts Inaugural Be Great Speaker Series with Dr. Condoleezza Rice

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) welcomed Dr. Condoleezza Rice as the keynote speaker for the inaugural “Be Great: BGCMA Speaker Series” breakfast Monday, June 25 at The...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Teens Win Charles Schwab Foundation Scholarship

Atlanta (June 21, 2012)– Marian Dawondu and Alexandra Mayes of Lawrenceville Boys & Girls Club, Tavari Turner of the East DeKalb Boys & Girls Club and Gary Lavine of Matthews Boys...

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West Fest Music Festival, A Great Event For A Great Cause

Carrollton, Georgia March 13, 2012— West Fest Music Festival is coming April 21, 2012 to the University of West Georgia Athletic Complex from 3 to 11pm.  With a talented musical line up...

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U.S. Soccer Foundation Awards $ 200,000 Social Innovation Fund Sub-Grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Washington, D.C. – On March 7, 2012 the U.S. Soccer Foundation awarded a $200,000 Social Innovation Fund Sub-Grant over two years to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) to...

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Conyers Resident Named Finalist for National Most Inspirational Mom Search

ATLANTA, Feb. 22, 2012 – Wake up early. Make sure the kids are prepared and on time for school. Get dinner ready, help with homework, spend quality time with the kids before bedtime, and try...

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SunTrust Banks CEO Bill Rogers Appointed New Chair of the Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) announces CEO of SunTrust Banks, Inc. William H. Rogers, Jr. as the 2012 Chair of the Board of Directors.Rogers has been a member of BGCMA’s...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Gives Grant Park Teens A Place to Plan for their Future

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) hosted a grand opening for their new Warren/Holyfield Boys & Girls Club Teen Center designed for youth in the grant park area on February 9 from...

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Hill Street Club Merges with Warren Holyfield

Message from President & CEO Missy Dugan:Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta merged the Hill Street facility with the Warren Holyfield facility in January 2012. Memberships...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Partners with Ross Stores to Promote Academic Success for Young People

Atlanta, GA (December 7, 2011) – Ross Stores, Inc., is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) to sponsor its Power Hour program, an interactive after-school homework...

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AT&T Gives $10,000 Charitable Donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

In the spirit of charitable giving, Keith Holmes, vice president and general manager of AT&T Georgia, will present the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta with a $10,000 donation on...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Reveals Next Face of the Future

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) named Laura Ramirez the 2011-2012 Youth of the Year (YOY)  at the signature Youth of the Year Dinner & Awards Ceremony held at the Georgia...

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Club Kids Show their Worldly Knowledge at the Annual KKCC Art Festival

Do you know who the president of Peru is? Or how about the traditional dress of an Ethiopian woman?  Our kids do! On October 1, BGCMA Club members showed off their worldly knowledge and...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Recognized as Innovative Leader in Financial Literacy

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta was named the Southeast Region winner of the Charles Schwab Foundation’s Money Matters: Make It CountSM Innovation Award for its creative delivery of...

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Coach for a Cause

Club Blue (www.clubblue.org), a social networking group for young professionals that benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA), is looking for men and women who are interested in...

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Douglas County Boys & Girls Club New Teen Center Nearly Complete

Across the nation, teen membership and ongoing Club involvement is enhanced by teens having a place of their own within the Club. To meet this need and actively engage more teenagers in the...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces Missy Dugan As New President & CEO

ATLANTA (July 1, 2011) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA), a non-profit focused on youth development for metro Atlanta children, today announced Missy Dugan as the new...

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Summer is Here and Kids are Ready for Camp

What are our Club kids doing this summer? Going on field trips, playing in sports leagues and camping in the mountains are just the beginning of the many exciting activities BGCMA members will...

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Super Saturday Night raises over $52,000 for Rockdale Club

The A.R. “Gus” Barksdale Boys & Girls Club raised over $52,000 for Club members at its 27 Annual Super Saturday Night fundraising gala hosted at the Georgia International Horse...

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John Wieland Donates $22,000 from 101 Home Event Sales to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has received a $22,000 grant from John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the Southeast’s leading name in homebuilding. With a shared dedication to...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Teens Win Charles Schwab Foundation Scholarship Award

DeAndrea White and Santee Ball of the Warren/Holyfield Boys & Girls Club and Octavious Andrews of A.W. “Tony” Matthews Boys & Girls Club have been named a $2,000 college...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces New Board of Directors Members

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) recently added the following Atlanta business leaders to the Corporate Board of Directors:• Frank Fenello, managing director at UHY...

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Great Futures Start Here: Exceptional Atlanta Teen Named Georgia

Selected among 34 outstanding youth, Stacy Finley of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has been named the Georgia Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for his sound...

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Kids at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Take on the Guinness World Record for Jumping Jacks

Records are made to be broken and a Guinness World Record was likely shattered thanks to the help of kids right here in Atlanta. On March 22, more than 153 members of the Brookhaven Boys &...

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First Center of Excellence Opens at Brookhaven Thanks to Microsoft and Comcast

The latest advancement in technology has been brought to BGCMA thanks to Microsoft and Comcast. The grand opening of the first Club Tech Center of Excellence took place at the Brookhaven Boys...

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Celebrate National Boys & Girls Clubs Week

What is National Boys & Girls Clubs Week? Every year, Boys & Girls Clubs dedicates a week in the year to celebrate our rich history of youth development in communities around the nation -...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces Missy Dugan as Interim President & CPO

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA), a non-profit focused on youth development for metro Atlanta children, today announced Missy Dugan as the Interim President and Chief Professional...

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BGCMA Participates in International Youth Art Conference; YAC Alumnus Honored by U.S. Consul General in Russia

Youth Art Connection was invited to "tell its story" at a conference in the Russian Museum of Art in St. Petersburg in November. Linden Longino, YAC's volunteer international program...

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Malon D. Mimms 8th Annual Oratorical Competition Names 2010 Winners

With more than 100 guests, elementary to high school BGCMA members competed for the 8th Annual Malon D. Mimms Oratorical Title. The students proudly delivered their speeches with enthusiasm and...

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Atlanta Youth in Comcast Digital Connectors Program Showcase Newfound Knowledge of Digital Media and Broadband Technology

ATLANTA (December 3, 2010) – Comcast and One Economy today partnered to celebrate a major technology learning and service initiative that teaches young people about broadband technologies...

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Boys & Girls Clubs Teens Learn to Save for College

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) announces its partnership in the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Individual Development Account (IDA) program. The Youth IDA program is a...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Partners with Ross Stores to Promote Academic Success for Young People

Atlanta (Nov. 12, 2010)– Ross Stores, Inc., the nation’s second largest off-price retailer, is partnering with the Lawrenceville, Loiuse Radloff Middle School and Marietta 6th Grade...

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Boys & Girls Clubs Names this Year's Face of the Future

ATLANTA (Nov. 8, 2010) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) named Stacy Finley 2010 Youth of the Year (YOY) during an awards ceremony held at the Marriott Marquis on Nov. 4....

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National Business Aviation Association Lends a Big Hand

On Sunday, October 17, hundreds of volunteers came together from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and spent a full day giving the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club a much needed...

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James T. Anderson Member Wins Spot in National Photography Program

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) announces that Rahjae Jones, a member of the James T. Anderson Boys & Girls Club in Marietta, was selected along with 19 other pieces of...

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RBC Bank CEO Rocks Out for Local Students

RBC Bank last night presented a $25,000 check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) at a benefit concert the bank hosted in Buckhead.  RBC Bank CEO Jim Westlake and his rock...

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IPT Grills Gives to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

IPT Pellet Grills,, Kennesaw, GA shows Strong Support of the Cobb County Boys & Girls Clubs at the October 23rd. (2010) “Whole Hawg Happenin” “BBQ and Music Fest” at...

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UPS Pairs its Driving Experts with Local Teenagers

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, accounting for more than one in three teenage deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The...

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Celebrate Arts in Education Week

This Sunday marks the beginning of the first annual Arts in Education Week (September 12-18) as declared by the U.S. House of Representatives in late July. Arts & cultural...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Appoints Ken Collins as New Senior Vice President of Finance

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA), a non-profit focused on youth development for metro Atlanta children, appointed Ken Collins as the new senior vice president of finance for the...

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11Alive Telethon Benefited BGCMA

Thanks to 11Alive for hosting the telethon to benefit BGCMA on Friday, August 20 from 6-8 p.m. in reponse to recently stolen AC units. BGCMA has raised nearly $20,000 from...

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Enhanced Education Strategy to Foster Academic Success for Youth

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) was recently awarded a three-year $4.4 million grant from The Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation for a new comprehensive educational pilot...

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100 Teens Travel to UGA for College Experience

On July 8, 40 Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta teens joined with teens from other Boys & Girls Clubs in Georgia at the Warren/Holyfield Club for the Taco Bell Graduate to Go kick off...

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Club Kids Represent USA at 2010 World Cup

Thanks to The Coca-Cola Company and Wal-Mart, four Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta members recently traveled to South Africa to take part in the 2010 World Cup.Coca-Cola Sales Development...

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Wal-Mart Gives $75,000 to Education

Wal-Mart recently donated $75,000 to support educational programs in Carroll County and Dekalb County. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta is proud to have community partners...

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Kaiser Permanente Donates Bicycles to Boys & Girls Clubs

On June 19, Kaiser Permanente donated bicycles to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. Club members from NFL/YET, Warren/Holyfield, and Brookhaven participated in the Bicycle Presentation on...

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Wild West Fest Gives Best to Club Members

On June 6, six members from BGCMA began their eight-day journey in Telluride, Colorado for a unique mentorship opportunity, Wild West Fest (WWF) 2010. Sponsored by the Sheridan Arts Foundation,...

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Publix Super Market Charities Donates $38,000

Publix Super Market Charities recently donated $38,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.  Publix is a great community partner that invests in many causes to better the community....

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Club Kids Travel to South Africa for World Cup

Thanks to generous support from The Coca-Cola Company and Wal-Mart, four kids and one BGCMA staff member from Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta are traveling to South Africa to attend the...

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Club Members Graduate High School & College Bound Program

By: Anna Cajiga, Club Blue member “... I did not know a lot about college and honestly I was not planning on attending after I graduated,” Quinn Wood once said. But thanks to hard...

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Greenway Medical Technologies Pledges Financial and Program Resources to Boys & Girls Club in Carroll County

The non-profit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, Carroll County, is today announcing the receipt of a significant set of financial and programmatic resources from the Carrollton-based...

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BJs Wholesale Club and Live, Learn and Thrive Donate $5,000 to Newnan Coweta Boys & Girls Club

BJ’s Wholesale Club, in partnership with Procter & Gamble’s™ (P&G) corporate cause Live, Learn and Thrive, announced today that they have donated $5,000 to Newnan Coweta...

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Accepting Summer Applications

Summer Camp Program:Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) is currently accepting applications for its Summer Camp Program. Summer Camp begins June 7, 2010 and ends July 30, 2010 and...

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Round Up Purchases at JCPenneys for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

From March 24 – April 6, shoppers at the JCPenney in Douglasville, Morrow, Fayetteville, Lithonia or Kennesaw are invited to “round-up” their purchases to the nearest whole...

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Area Professional Artists Lend Talents to BGCMA

Eight BGCMA Clubs have become home to four professional teaching artists through the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and Fulton County Arts Council. Through recent funding from...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta In the News

Below are several articles where Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta has been featured in the news:Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Boys & Girls Clubs Teens to Get their Own Private Space:...

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Boys & Girls Clubs Names this Year’s “Face of Promise”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) named Aleshay Teasley 2010 Youth of the Year (YOY) during an awards ceremony held at Georgia Pacific on Jan. 24. Photo: Brent Wilson, Corporate...

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Community Collaborations Give Young Artists a Voice

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta teaches education of the arts and cultural enrichment through its 26 Clubs. Through a variety of programs and the Youth Art Connection (YAC), Club members...

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Boys & Girls Clubs to Serve More Teens in Douglas County

To meet the growing needs of teens in Douglas County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) announced expansion of its Douglas County Boys & Girls Club. On Dec. 10 from 4:30 - 5:30...

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Boys & Girls Clubs to Serve more Teens in Gwinnett County

To meet the growing needs of teens in Gwinnett County, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) announced expansion of its A. Worley Brown Club. On Dec. 3, 2009, from 4:00 – 5:30...

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Teens Go to Virginia for Keystone Conference

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta teenagers took part in Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Southeast Regional Conference October 15-17 in Richmond, Virginia.Each Boys & Girls...

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Lowes Everyday Heroes to the Rescue

More than 130 Lowe’s employees worked Wednesday, October 21 and Thursday, October 22 to benefit children and teens of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.They...

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BGCMA's 2008 Annual Report Now Available Online

The Road Ahead: BGCMA's 2008 Annual Report is now available online. In an effort to be an efficient organization and spend dollars wisely, this year’s report is printed in limited numbers....

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Blast from the Past

On September 10, RA Sushi hosted its grand opening party for the new Atlanta location in Midtown. The night raised more than $4,000 with 100% of the proceeds donated to BGCMA and Club Blue. The...

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Putt for Promise Supports Youth Development Programs

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA), a youth development program for disadvantaged children and teens, hosted its Putt for Promise golf tournament on Aug. 24 at the Golf Club of...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Microsoft Honor Local Teen

While there is no question that today’s generation is incredibly savvy when it comes to technology, many question how well-prepared they are for the 21st century workplace.  Yet the...

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Parents, Find Your Registration Forms Online

Parents, your child's membership application and forms are available online. Find all the forms you need to register your child(ren) for fall programs with any club in Boys & Girls Clubs of...

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PricewaterhouseCoopers and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Team Up to Inspire Next Generation of Leaders

Over 300 partners and staff from the Atlanta office of PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") are volunteering more than 2,400 hours today to support local children.  Working in conjunction...

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Do Something 101: Atlanta Teens to Collect School Supplies for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

DoSomething.org and Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) are teaming up for the 2nd annual national Do Something 101 Supply Drive. Joining them to support the cause and collect school supplies is...

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Alex Mullins and Naomi Gaiton of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Win Charles Schwab Foundation Scholarship

Alex Mullins, a member of the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club and Naomi Gaiton, a member of the A.R. “Gus” Barksdale Boys & Girls Club, have been awarded a $2,000 college...

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In July, Old Spaghetti Factory Patrons Can Help their Local Boys & Girls Club

In this economy, it is challenging for everyone to hand over that little bit of extra cash to help others, even if they see that need. OSF International, which owns and operates The Old Spaghetti...

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Club Blue President Named 2009 Power 30 Under 30

Club Blue's President Justin Palmer was named one of Atlanta's Power 30 Under 30. He was recognized at The Power 30 Under 30™ Awards ceremony on May 14, 2009 at the One Ninety One...

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California Pizza Kitchen's New Restaurant Benefits BGCMA

California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. (CPK) (Nasdaq:CPKI), home to the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza and other innovative hearth-baked pizzas, made-to-order pastas, creative salads, soups, sandwiches,...

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Atlanta Heroes to Walk on Promise Street at The Georgia Dome

ATLANTA (March 30, 2009) –Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) will honor three community leaders and one corporation at its largest fundraising event Hometown Heroes Tribute on...

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Club Blue Membership Drive

Want to win a prize for you and a friend? Help kick off National Boys & Girls Clubs Week by encouraging your friends to join Club Blue between March 22 and April 11. The member with the most...

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Atlanta, BE GREAT During National Boys & Girls Clubs Week

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA), a local non-profit focused on youth development for at-risk children, celebrates National Boys & Girls Club Week by addressing children’s...

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Club Blue forms "Women of Distinction"

On Thursday, March 26 Club Blue will kick-off the first night of its new monthly Women’s Mentoring program - Women of Distinction!  We need the women of Club Blue to serve as...

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William Lampley named New President and CPO for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA (Jan. 15, 2009) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA), a non-profit focused on youth development for at-risk metro Atlanta children, today named William Lampley the new...

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DPR Construction Donated $40,000 to Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club

ATLANTA (Dec. 18, 2008) – DPR Construction held a check presentation on December 17 at the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club, part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA)....

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Exploring the World through the Eyes of Local Children

ATLANTA (Oct. 6, 2008) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) hosted its 16th annual Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge (KKCC) on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Lawrenceville Boys &...

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Boys & Girls Clubs Kicks Off College Bound Program with Double the Number of Teens

ATLANTA (Sept. 24, 2008) –Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) hosted its College Bound program kick off event on Sept. 23, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Loudermilk...

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Boys & Girls Club Campers Celebrate National Day for Kids with Tamagotchi

(ATLANTA  – SEPTEMBER 19, 2008) – To commemorate National Day For Kids, Atlanta Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta have teamed up with Bandai America to give away 17,000...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Launches Search for New President

ATLANTA – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA), a private, nonprofit organization providing youth development services for young people from disadvantaged circumstances for over...

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Spruce Up 13 Boys & Girls Clubs

July 11, 2008 – Nearly 600 partners and staff from the Atlanta office of PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") volunteered more than 4,500 hours today to support children in Boys...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Announces Redesigned Website

ATLANTA (June 24, 2008) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) announces the re-design of its Web site, www.bgcma.org, and rolls out BGCMA’s new branding, ‘a place...

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Boys & Girls Clubs Open for Summer

ATLANTA (June 3, 2008) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) began summer programs in June within its 24 Club locations. In addition, BGCMA added extension sites in Clayton...

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Atlanta Kids to Cheer Up Chinese Earthquake Children

ATLANTA (May 27, 2008) – Eight teenage members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta will travel to China on May 30 bearing gifts and art supplies for kids affected by the earthquake...

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Boys & Girls Club Youth Score High Points!

WHAT: Several members of the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club will be presented a laptop computer for their completion of the web-based Math tutoring program AchieveSES.com. The...

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Boys & Girls Club Youth Score High Points!

WHAT: Several members of the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys & Girls Club will be presented a laptop computer for their completion of the web-based Math tutoring program AchieveSES.com. The...

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Making the Promise and Changing Lives

ATLANTA (May 19, 2008) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) kicks off its annual campaign to Make the Promise to over 17,000 local youth.Each day, Boys & Girls Clubs of...

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Atlanta Heroes to be Honored

ATLANTA (April 18, 2008) –Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) will honor three community leaders and one corporation at its largest fundraising event Hometown Heroes Tribute on...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta to Honor White House Artist Philip Moulthrop and Wife Renee at Gala Benefit

ATLANTA, March 6, 2008 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) will honor Renée and Philip Moulthrop on Thursday, March 13, at the American Craft Council’s Opening...

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Welcome Madison- Morgan Kids to the Boys & Girls Clubs Family

ATLANTA (March 3, 2008) –Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) welcomed Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club into its family with a grand opening celebration and ribbon...

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Warren/Holyfield Boys & Girls Club will Bloom this Saturday

WHAT: The entrance grounds of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s Warren/Holyfield Boys & Girls Club will soon be transformed from a desolate plot of lifeless dirt to a lush...

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta Names 2007-2008 Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) named Laura Ramirez the 2011-2012 Youth of the Year (YOY)  at the signature Youth of the Year Dinner & Awards Ceremony held at the Georgia...

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A Grand New Boys & Girls Club for Cherokee County Kids

ATLANTA (Nov. 3, 2007) –Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) named its new Cherokee County Club the Malon D. Mimms Boys & Girls Club at its grand opening celebration...

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Local Kids Create a Sense of International Goodwill

ATLANTA (Oct. 11, 2007) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) hosted its 15th annual Kiwanis Kids Cultural Challenge (KKCC) on Saturday, Oct. 6.KKCC is a year long cultural...

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25 Years of Impacting Youth in Douglas County

ATLANTA (Oct, 9, 2007) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) held a Benefit and Gala Saturday, Oct. 6 to celebrate the Douglas County Club’s 25th Anniversary.The night...

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Aspiring Young Artists Celebrate Mei Lan’s First Birthday

ATLANTA (Sept. 5, 2007) – Yesterday, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) and Zoo Atlanta hosted a special Paint the Panda Art Exhibit, showcasing art by children, in celebration...

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USA Swimming Teams with Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta to Launch

June 19, 2007 (ATLANTA) – USA Swimming has joined with the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta to launch the first local manifestation of...

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