Who We Are

What is a Boys & Girls Club?

A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational and character development of youth in a safe, caring environment

We serve youth in kindergarten through 12th grade.

We are open after school and provide care all day during the summer months, school holidays and in-service days.

Our child/staff ratios meet or exceed childcare licensing guidelines depending on age and activity.


Why a Boys & Girls Club?

In every community, there are hundreds of boys and girls who are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets or who spend many hours at home with no adult supervision.

Today, more young people live in disadvantaged circumstances than ever before.

Young people, especially those at greatest risk, need responsible adult guidance. They need to know that someone cares about them and that there are concerned and capable adults to whom they can turn.





Board & Staff

  Executive Director of the Tennessee Alliance   Ryan Hughes trhughes@bgcta.org   CBO Board of Directors Lamar Arp- CBO Board President, Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland Elisabeth Donnovin- CBO Board Secretary, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga Judge Kelly Thomas- CBO Board Treasurer, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley Carla Bewley- CBO Nominating …

View page »

Girl on Orange - CMYK

Facts & Figures

Positive Youth Development- Key Elements Throughout our more than 100 year history, Clubs have learned that the level of impact on our young people depends on how often and how long members participate, as well as how well the Club implements five key elements: 1. A Safe, Positive Environment- Club staff, facilities and programs create …

View page »

Great futures start here logo


To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.   Core Beliefs A Boys & Girls Club Provides: A safe place to learn and grow… Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals… Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences… Hope and opportunity.

View page »