Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta’s mission is:
"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."
For more than 17 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta (BGCMSD) has been at the forefront of youth development, working to help youth across the Delta achieve great futures, providing a safe and fun place to belong. We strive to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within the reach of every young person who walks through our doors.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta has 9 Clubs across the Mississippi Delta. Our locations include:
Clubs serve youth, 6-18, with afterschool programs (Mon-Friday 3:00-7:00pm) and 8-week summer programs (Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm). There are no fees for membership.
Youth participate 5 Key program areas:
- Education & Career Development (tutoring, computer literacy, career goals, academic success)
- Health & Life Skills Development (fitness, abstinence, anti-bullying, substance abuse prevention, healthy eating)
- Character & Leadership Development (civic engagement, volunteerism, workforce readiness)
- Sports, Fitness & Recreation
- the Arts (visual, dramatic, music, culinary arts programs)
These Program Areas provide participants with a well-rounded, holistic approach to fully engaging in and exploring their communities, their talents, and dreams, and making decisions that will support the realization of goals they set for themselves.
During 2019 the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Delta had 1,936 registered members and community outreach programs reached an additional 3,000 youth. In 2020 we will serve over 5,500 Youth across the Delta. This level of growth is ambitious, however it barely scratches the surface. The need of young people in the Mississippi Delta is staggering. While the need is indeed staggering, there is HOPE! Results show our Clubs ARE making an impact.