Boys & Girls Clubs in Alabama

Approx. 43,000 youth served through membership & community outreach 21 Club Organizations & 3 Military Instillations in 45 cities





Clubs Change Lives.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Alabama help  kids and teens in the state to develop essential skills, make lasting connections and have fun.  Club members experience:


• A safe place to learn, play and grow

• Supportive relationships with caring mentors

• Enriching programs, experiences and activities


Our Mission

The Boys & Girls Clubs Alabama Alliance mission statement is that of the National organization:


To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.


Our Vision

To provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters 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.



Why We Care

•:•   1 in 5 kids won't graduate on time1

•:•   Juvenile crime escalates between 3:00 to 7:00 P.M.2

•:•   3 out of 10 children are obese or overweight3

•!•   1 out of 5 young people lives in poverty4



Budget / Impact

$1.1 million (TANF Funding through DHR)


Statewide Annual Youth Service Goals:

Life Skills 9,000

Education and Career 5,000

Sports, Fitness, Recreation 5,000



1 Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, "Diplomas Count 2014 - Motivation Matters: Engaging Students, Creating Learners," Education Week, Vol. 33, Issue 34 (June 5, 2014),

2 OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book (li nk: Released on December 21, 2010.

3 Ogden, C.I., Carroll, M.D., Curten, LR., et. Alt. Prevalence of High Body Mass Index in US Children and Adolescents, 2007-2008. Journal of the American Medical

4 Association. (2010). 303(3): 242-249

 DeNavas-Wal,t C. & B.D. Proctor. (2014). Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013. U.S. Census Bureau.











 Tina Caudle



Amelia Bacon

   Vice Chairman


Patrick Wynn

   Secretary / Treasurer


Leslie Dixon

Melinda Williams

Ashley Heffernan

Markus Jackson

Michelle Hawkins

Tim Flaherty

M.V. Prasad

Tony McWhorter



Derrick Richardson, MA

   Executive Director


Registered Members that Qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch



About the Youth We Serve:

74% Age 12 & Under

26% Teens


71% Black or African American 19% Caucasian

2% Hispanic

1% Native American


53% Male

47% Female


Types of Club Facilities:

47% Traditional Clubhouses

9% Sites in Schools

9% Sites on Military Bases


Location of Club Facilities:

34% Rural

32% Urban

26% Suburban





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P.O. BOX 10391 • BIRMINGHAM, AL 35202  | 205.475.4644

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