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, all members on track to graduate from high school, 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 - 7:00 pm.
There is no other organization outside of the school district that provides the breadth and depth of programming offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs daily 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 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
William McNeil | VP of Operations
Mitzi Reece | VP of Support Services
William Sanford | VP of Resource Development
Denton Farr | Treasurer
Robert Arledge | Recording Secretary
Dr. Rhett Payne | Correspondence Chair
LaBaron Hedgemon | Scholarship Chair
Glen Bates | Lydia Boutwell | Janna Denney | Andy Hatcher | Miles Hester | Kelvin Jackson | Zach Scott | Angela Turner
Carl Speight | President
Maudie Benton | Treasurer
Willie Alice Kern | Secretary
Eloise Williams | Assistant Secretary
Ozell Landfair | Charles Hull | Alderman Henry Daniel | Willie Perteet
Allen Hardy | President
Eric Prince | Vice President
Jo Helen Daly | Secretary/Treasurer
Mattie Hudson | Tracy Tinsley
James Young | Sheila Morgan Gomillion | Terry Jones | Mike Lewis | Kimberly Moore | Tim Moore | Michelle Jenkins | Shaun Seales | Angel Bateman | Kim Posey | Dana Lewis | Veronica Holmes | Jesette Rush
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BGCEMS is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization