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 also be using 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 West End community serving youth and art enthusiasts alike.
John H. Harland Boys & Girls Club has been serving kids and teens on Atlanta’s West End for nearly 50 years and we will continue to honor this rich history as we look toward the future.
The new Harland T.I.E.S Club recently launched with the support of a larger national study supported by the Wallace Foundation. This Club, along with our Grant and Whitehead locations as well as Clubs across the country, will explore how high-quality arts programs can help attract and retain tweens and teens, catalyze exposure to and passion for the arts, and drive positive developmental outcomes. These research findings will shape how youth organizations develop arts programs for years to come.
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:
- Performing Arts
- Culinary Arts
- Visual Arts
- Music & Production
Learn how you can become a Program Partner today!
BGCMA picks up from these schools:
- M. Agnes Jones Elementary
- Finch Elementary
- KIPP Strive Primary
- KIPP Strive Academy
- KIPP Ways Primary
- KIPP Ways Academy
- Brown Middle School
- Sylvan Middle School
- KIPP Atlanta Collegiate High School
- Washington High School
These schools drop off at our Club:
Director Q & A
Q & A with the Executive Artistic 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 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 not only because it is a state of the art, beautifully designed facility, but because our staff are caring and competent professionals who work hard to help every Club member discover their passion in the arts and in life.
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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