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Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Introduces Inaugural Youth Sports Conference Featuring NFL Icons Jerome Bettis, Adam Schefter, Cynthia Frelund, and Eddie George during NFL Draft Week

March 29, 2024

The conference takes place April 24th – 26th. Tickets are on sale now for VIP reception and Conference tickets are available by request starting March 27th DETROIT (March 27, 2024) – NFL legend Jerome Bettis, known as the “Bus,” joins forces with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) to unveil the BGCSM 3C […]


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Announces Its Return To Van Buren Township

March 8, 2024

Programs will serve 2,000 youth annually through the Boys & Girls Clubs Tigers youth sports program, behavioral health services and paid workforce training in fashion, AI and more [BELLEVILLE, MI] – March 8, 2024 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) in partnership with Van Buren Public School District and Van Buren […]

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Detroit Red Wings Foundation and The Children’s Foundation Score Another Goal With New Esports Lounge Unveiled At Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan’s Eastpointe Club

February 28, 2024

BGCSM’s Eastpointe Club is home to the fourth and final esports lounge which is part of the commitment to investing $300,000 for Esports Lounges and programming at four metro Detroit Boys & Girls Clubs locations.  DETROIT – February 28, 2024 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) unveiled the latest Esports & […]

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Cohort of Youth Fashion Designers from Detroit to Showcase Afrofuturism Inspired Looks at New York Fashion Week February 2024, Alongside Fashion Industry Mentors

January 24, 2024

This year’s theme, AfroFuturism celebrates creativity, innovation and greater impact on fashion while inspiring the next generation of Black designers NEW YORK, NY – January 24, 2024 –The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) Fashion Industry Club has partnered once again with the Maison Black and will host a runway show at New […]

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

August 30, 2023

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 […]

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

August 9, 2023

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 […]

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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

March 9, 2022

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

March 8, 2022

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

February 25, 2022

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 […]

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