Empowering Youth

Since 1926, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan continues to be that safe space for youth to learn and have fun, while providing them with the economic, cultural and social capital needed to become career, start up and homeowner ready.

Our Impact


BGCSM Programs

Our programs and real-life experiences focus to provide youth tools needed to be college and/or start-up ready and become change agents for their life, Club, and community.

Youth Membership

From live DJ’s and special guest instructors to paid industry experiences and curated programming both in-person and virtual, BGCSM Youth Club membership is filled with fresh, fun and full of learning opportunities.

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Ponyride fosters opportunities for socially conscious artists, entrepreneurs, innovators and manufacturers in Detroit to Create, Innovate, & Build Their Future.

BGCSM Featured In

BGCSM is vastly becoming a national model for neighborhood economic mobility and has been featured in:

Important Updates

News stories, Club updates, and everything happening with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to Move HQ back to Detroit, Partners with Michigan Central to Expand Workforce Development Program

Partnership builds on BGCSM’s ‘Industry Club’ program partner list with Big Sean and Shaka Senghor and aims to synergize Michigan Central’s cutting-edge innovation resources with BGCSM’s vibrant youth community DETROIT, MI – August 30, 2023 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) announced during D.O.N. Weekend a new collaboration with Michigan Central to […]

Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Unveil New Football Field Sponsored by Detroit Lions

Lions players, cheerleaders and Roary were in attendance at BGCSM’s Diehl Club  DETROIT (August 15, 2023) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) hosted a ribbon cutting of their new football field sponsored by the Detroit Lions. The field is dedicated for youth to have a new safe place to play football, […]

Big Sean Returns to Detroit to Empower Youth in Celebration of 50 Years of Hip-Hop during Annual D.O.N. Weekend

5th Annual DON Weekend activities include a 16-Bars Rap Battle sponsored by the Detroit Pistons, Community Block Party, DON Talks, Celebrity Flag Football Game, Skating Party and more! DETROIT – August 9, 2023 – As momentum builds toward Hip-Hop’s 50th anniversary on Aug. 11th, multi-platinum artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur Big Sean is also set to celebrate this […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Draws National Talent to Executive Leadership Team

DETROIT – Nov. 10, 2022 –The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) recently added three new executive hires: Shon Dorsey as chief operations officer, Alise Dixon as chief program officer and Esther Kyte as vice president of resource development. Dorsey and Dixon join the BGCSM team from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, […]

It’s Time to Address Youth Sports Trauma [OP-ED]

We’ve all seen youth sports gone wild: parents behaving badly in the stands, coaches fighting on the field, and yelling at referees.  It’s not uncommon to witness drug use, drinking and gambling in the parking lots before games of athletes as young as six and seven years old as well as coaches cursing and berating […]

The Detroit Red Wings Foundation and The Children’s Foundation to Unveil Esports Lounge, Youth Workforce and Entrepreneur Development Program in Partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan

In 2021, Red Wings Foundation and The Children’s Foundation announced commitment to strengthen the career and entrepreneur pipeline for youth in sports and Esports industries, and invest $300,000 for Esports Lounges and year-round programming at five Boys & Girls Clubs locations in Detroit, Highland Park, Eastpointe, and Auburn Hills Applications currently open for youth members […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Keeps DE&I Pledge with the Appointment of Female Game-Changers to Board, Highlights Their #LadiesThatLead for International Women’s Day

BGCSM board leadership now boasts 56% minorities, 48% female with majority women of color, amplifying importance of representation at the highest level within the nonprofit sector. BGCSM cultivated group of talented executives, political figures, community leaders and entrepreneurs. Board members include Senator Sylvia Santana, District 3; Honorable Alisha Bell, Wayne County Commission; Honorable Angelique Peterson-Mayberry, Detroit Public Schools Community District; […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Expanding Fashion Industry Club Model, Plans for New Downtown Location Underway

Current retail location will temporarily close March 1, 2022. Both the Fashion Industry Club youth workforce and entrepreneurship training program; and small business accelerator will continue during development of new concept. Over 150 youth (aged 14-18) received paid through Industry Club and 81 brands benefitted from the incubator and accelerator program. Youth program portfolios include […]

Bestselling Author Shaka Senghor Amplifies Black Fatherhood and Unveils #MyFatherIsDope National Letter Writing Campaign with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan

Senghor and BGCSM have called for Black fathers across the nation to participate and tell their story around fatherhood, and relationships with their children Collected stories will be compiled into a compelling coffee table style book that will be unveiled for Father’s Day 2022. Additionally, the New York Times bestselling author Shaka Senghor released newest […]


DETROIT – December 13, 2021 – Just in time for the holidays, multi-platinum artist and philanthropist Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation will gift 150 youths from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan with a special private screening of Sony Pictures’ new film Spider-Man: No Way Home. The screening is set to […]

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