Our vision is to provide members a world-class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. We are dedicated to ensuring that our community’s disadvantaged children have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.
Headquartered in the West End neighborhood of Meridian, Boys and Girls Clubs of East Mississippi offers after-school and summer programs at four units in the City of Meridian/Lauderdale County:
The hours are from 2:30 pm - 7:00pm.
There is no other organization outside of the school district that provides the breadth and depth of programming offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs on a daily basis or has the same amount of regular contact with our community’s youth and their parents.
The Club is open a minimum of 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, for the after-school program. During the months of June and July, we are open a minimum of 10 hours per day, Monday through Friday. In addition to the regular hours listed above, the staff and volunteers serve as coaches at night and on weekends for our sporting leagues.
Ricky Hood | Chief Executive Officer
Danny Russell | President
Mitzi Reece | VP of Support
William McNeil | VP of Operations
Denton Farr | Treasurer
Lydia Boutwell | Resource Development Chair
Janna Denney | Board Development Chair
LaBaron Hedgemon | Scholarship Chair
Dr. Rhett Payne | Correspondence Chair
Angela Turner | Recording Secretary
Glen Bates | Dr. Amy Carter | Kelvin Jackson | Robert Kennedy | Trey Hannah | Andy Hatcher | Miles Hester | Leia Hill | William Sanford | Zach Scott | Robert Arledge |
Every day, 11.3 million kids and teens leave school with no place to go.
Your gift today can help change a child’s future.