Who We Are
For 95 years, 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, startup and homeowner ready.
To provide a world-class experience, empowering youth to reach their full potential as change agents for their life, Club and community while ensuring youth are career, startup and homeowner ready before they leave the Clubs at 18 years old.
Inspire, educate, and empower youth while strengthening surrounding communities.
Founded in 1926, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has 95 years of experience in youth development. Each decade brought new challenges and opportunities, some local, some national, and some global. From the industrial revolution to the digital revolution, through a World War, a great depression, devastating riots, and the COVID-19 pandemic, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has been a force for good in kids’ lives. Despite our long history, each day we continue to find new ways to learn, grow, and innovate.
Every year, we serve 15,000 youth between the ages of 6 and 18 to our Clubs and School-Based sites. As soon as our youth members walk through our doors, they enter an environment of stability, consistency, and physical and emotional safety. All of our Club run programs designed to be fun and engaging, while building skills and confidence for a successful future.
We’re open when kids need us most – after school, on most school holidays, and all day during the summer. Clubs offer safe places where young people can learn, grow, and succeed.
Meet Our Professional Staff
Regional Growth Leader | Acrisure Insurance
President’s Innovation Council
CEO & Chief Strategist, URGE Imprint
Jeffrey M. Henning
Partner, Global Automotive Markets Leader | Ernst & Young
Facilities & Safety Committee Chair
Great Lakes Regional Managing Director, UHY Advisors
VP Community and Government Relations
Chair of RD Committee
Chief Financial Officer, OneStream Software, LLC
Board of Directors
United Way for Southeastern Michigan
Chief People, Equity & Engagement Officer
Hon. Alisha Bell
Chair of the Wayne County Commission,
Sterling Insurance Group
President & Founder
Steve Huprich, PhD,
University of Detroit Mercy
Professor of Psychology
Real Estate Department
Hon. Angelique Peterson-Mayberry
Detroit Public Schools Community District
President and CEO
David C. Dauch
American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.
Chairman & CEO
Senior Director of Financial Health and Wellness
Vice President, Community & Social Responsibility
2022 BGCSM Youth of the Year
Darrell E. Middleton
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
2022 BGSCM Youth of the Year
Vice President, Quality and Continuous Improvement
Editor – Online
Vice President, Marketing
J29:7 Planning & Development Corp.
Principal & CEO
Sandra J. Dauch
Trustee | Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch Family Foundation
Peter A. Dow
Vice Chair & COO, Retired | Campbell Ewald
Morton E. Harris
Co-Founder | American Axle &Manufacturing, Inc.
President & CEO | Agency Business Solutions, LLC
Nicholas Martin, Jr.
President | Martin Land & Investments
Sam P. Ventimiglia, CLU, RHU
President | Great Lakes Wealth Planning, Inc.
James W. McLernon
Chairman, Retired | American Axle & Manufacturing
Catherine M. O’Malley
Real Times Media