Serving Our Community since 1962

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens have provided a clean, healthy, and safe environment for youth ages 6 to 18 for over 50 years.  Our after-school activities are designed to fully engage our members in skill-building exercises while encouraging them to have fun.  

In addition, we provide the latest proven youth development programs. All activities are supervised by professional staff members and dedicated volunteers. The staff works hard to provide positive experiences for youth on a daily basis. Bus routes directly from all the schools in the Athens area provide opportunities for kids to attend regularly. The Boys & Girls Club is an asset to the Athens community. It gives the youth of Athens a place to play and learn.

We provide a safe environment for youth to learn about life and the possibilities the future holds

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OUR MISSION

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens is to inspire and enable all young people - especially those that need us most - to realize their full potential as responsible, caring, and productive citizens.

OUR VISION

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens will provide a world-class Club 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.

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MEET THE TEAM

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Robert Finch

President/CEO

Derrick Floyd

Cherene WIlliams

Dedra Evans

VP of Operations

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Joel E. Smilow

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Sterling Gardner

Judy Burke

Martavia Wynn

Avery Brese

VP of Development

Business Manager

Director of Major Gifts

Marketing Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jimmy Newland Jr

Fiske Hopkins 

Brad Lastinger

Jim Newland Sr

Chip Brown

Carey Stephens

Jay Cook 

Matthew Kinney

Jon Marti

Tee Noland - Chief Volunteer Officer 

Gwynne Darden

James Whitley 

John Tebeau 

Rhett Butler 

Carey Colquitt

Valdon Daniel

Bonnie Muia

Mark Jennings

Jeff Bodiford

Justin Roberts 

Walker Keadle

Teresa Payne

Darius Taylor

Chase Lawrence

Brandon Barrett

William Draper