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Boys & Girls Club - Claiborne County

First Century Bank - Tazewell, Tennessee

2021 Community Commitment Awards Submission

  • Entry Category: Community and Economic Development
  • Asset Size: Small

The Boys & Girls Club of TN Valley is an organization to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Children in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade are welcomed. The B&G Club will prepare each child to graduate with a plan for post-secondary education, live a healthy lifestyle, and become a contributing member of their community.

The B&G Club offers a wide variety of after school and summer programs. The programs give the kids the chance to explore their interests and discover what they are truly passionate about. Some of the programs include; Tutoring, Arts Initiative, Sports Programs, Gardening and Cooking Clubs, Social and Emotional Wellness Programs, and YouthForce. YouthForce connects teens with local businesses and corporations through paid on-site job skills training and internships.

During the school year, each child that enters the program will receive an after-school snack and/or a hot dinner funded through the Department of Agriculture. For summer camp, each child will receive a morning and afternoon snack and at some locations lunch will be provided to the children. In 2019, the B&G Club provided 490,462 hot meals and snacks to the members free of charge. The B&G Club currently serves four counties in East Tennessee. Those counties include: N. Anderson, Blount, Knox, and Loudon County. Coming in 2021/2022, the organization will be opening another location in Claiborne County.