Fall 2020 Updates!

We would like to take a moment in the midst of all this uncertainty to tell you about some of the ways the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta remains committed to fulfilling our mission to "To enable all young people of the Mississippi Delta, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens."

Click Here for More Information on Our Workforce Development Programs

 

Register Now for the Winter Half-Marathon Classic taking place December 5th in Grenada, MS.

 

For more information and to register CLICK HERE!

Inaugural Winter Half Marathon Classic, Rudolph 10k, Jingle Bell 5k and Little Elf Fun Run - 12.5.2020 - 8 AM - Grenada Lake - Grenada, MS.

Note all participants receive a long sleeve t-shirt, finisher medal and $5.00 from each registration goes back to the Boy and Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta - Grenada Unit.

Inaugural Winter Half-Marathon Classic Planning Meeting @ The Grenada Unit!!!

 

Our Clubs are exploring options to reopen!!!  These plans and dates Club members can return vary across the Delta.
Each Club is following attendance protocols established by the local school districts.  For example some will reopen November 1st and follow a hybrid week with members who's last name falls within A-J attending on Monday & Wednesday, K-Z on Tuesday & Thursday with virtual programming for all Club Members on Fridays.  Again this varies by Club and will mirror what the local schools are doing with regards to attendance.

To Find Out Reopening Dates and Attendance Protocols or Register Your Child (age 6-18) Contact the Club in Your Community!  Click here for local contact information.

  • Wellness Checks from Club Staff for Registered Club Members Will Continue
  • Virtual Learning Opportunities through Zoom & Facebook Will Also Continue
    • Homework Help
    • Fitness Activities
    • Literacy Activities
    • Opportunities for youth in the Delta to CONNECT with other youth who may also be feeling isolated during the Shelter-In-Place protocols.
    • PARENTS ask your local Unit Director about new virtual opportunities for you!
  • We have started virtual Portrait Drawing and Creative Journaling on Zoom!!!  
     
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta, MVSU Club site is awarded $5,000

Through its Fueling Safe and Thriving Communities program, Atmos Energy is giving $2 million for September’s Hunger Action Month to join forces with hundreds of local school districts, food banks and other essential organizations that provide the breakfasts, lunches, snacks and healthy meals that all children need to grow, develop, and succeed.

“Hunger affects children in every community we serve.  Our kids are starting school on an empty stomach, which impacts their ability to focus and learn,” said Kevin Akers, Atmos Energy president and CEO.  “Atmos Energy is making this contribution to support local food programs in the 1,400 communities we serve, so hungry children get the food they need before, during, and after the school day and on weekends and holidays as well.”

An estimated 18 million children face hunger nationwide, & food insecurity has increased since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Atmos Energy team members join the nation during Hunger Action Month in taking a stand against food insecurity, also recognizing the tireless efforts of essential staff and volunteers who tackle hunger on the front lines every day.  “No child should go to bed hungry, and we are grateful to our local nonprofit and school district partners for helping us ensure that children have regular access to healthy snacks, fresh produce and hearty balanced meals” said David Gates Atmos Energy Mississippi Division president.

Mrs. Linda Toy, MVSU Unit Director


Preparing to Reopen in Grenada! Power Hour & Social Distancing! Math via Zoom!

Click Here for a few words from our CEO!

     

We want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to the Mississippi Food Network and all the volunteers who came out and helped prepare the bags of healthy snacks and produce for our Club Members and their families!!!  Everyone went above and beyond!!!

The Mississippi Food Network has been a long time partner of ours in our goal of ensuring Club Members have access to nutritious foods and in addressing the food insecurities youth across the Mississippi Delta face.

For more information on this amazing organization or to make a donation Click here!!!

Click Here for - Official Boys & Girls Clubs of America PSA 

     
     
     
  • During the Months of June & July over 350 Club Members participated in our virtual programs and 500+ Club members participated in daily wellness checks!!

  • This increase is a direct result of the hard work and daily wellness checks performed by our Unit Directors!!!  Let's give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to them! Their dedication and concern for our members shows in these results!!! 

  • There are some exciting new partnerships and opportunities in the coming weeks and months. 

  • The YDToolbox App – this free app, developed by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, is available on the App Store. Any young person, Club member or not, can access activities, games, and challenges that provide safe and appropriate virtual contact with other young people from all over the country.
  • Local BGC locations & Staff Contact Information
  • Updates on Special Events & Fundraisers like Clays for Kids and An Evening of Blues!
In addition to updates available on our website, we will also communicate via our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

Click Here to view our September 1, 2020 - eNewsletter!

MS Dept. of Health Provides COVID-19 Updates Daily
We ask you to join us as we offer up our heartfelt condolences to the Staff, Club members, and families who have been touched by loss during this time.

Thank you for your interest and support!  WE are HERE!  WE are WORKING to serve our communities! YOU are in our thoughts and prayers!

Your Local,

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Admin Team and Youth Development Professionals


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