Press Releases

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Raises Minimum Wage to $15/hr. with 150 Jobs to Fill, Increase Part of Commitment to Addressing Economic Mobility

May 25, 2021

BGCSM will host an adult and youth job fair on June 2nd and will hold social distanced, in-person interviews Job creation speaks to BGCSM’s ecosystem that ensures the organization serves as an economic mobility hub for community Opportunities include Club staff roles and youth apprenticeships with Apple, PPG, Detroit is the New Black and more […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Continues to Reimagine Youth Sports with Addition of Barney McCosky Baseball League, adds nearly 400 Youth-Athletes and Club Members

May 17, 2021

Barney McCosky becomes the 6th League to become part of BGCSM’s sports coalition, now serving over 5,000 youth and adult athletes Barney McCosky staff to be located within BGCSM’s dedicated Ponyride co-working and maker’s space Baseball registration for youth 3-14 years old include Annual Club Membership BGCSM’s Sports Coalition includes 42 sports clubs covering football, […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Second ‘Industry Club’ to Offer Immersive Data Science and Risk Management Entrepreneurship Fellowship for Detroit Youth

April 22, 2021

  This is the second of BGCSM’s three Industry Clubs to launch this year which is a part of the organization’s Reimagine effort to empower youth to be career, startup and homeowner-ready before leaving the Clubs. Building off the success of Fashion Industry Club and part of BGCSM’s five-year strategy to scale workforce and entrepreneurship […]

BCGSM Youth Fashion Entrepreneurs Unveil “Reimagine Black Wallstreet” T-shirt & Hoodie Collection for Black History Month

February 1, 2021

Collection unveiled during virtual event with Q&A with BGCSM Alumna and Eastpointe’s first African American Mayor, Monique Owens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan’s Industry Club collection features a variety of hoodies and t-shirts that speak to youth views on social justice and will be sold in-store and online at Detroit is the New […]

Xenith Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan To Reimagine Youth Sports

December 3, 2020

Partnership aims to Develop 21st Century Athletes who are competitive, career & character focused Xenith will provide, uniforms, equipment and products to ensure a world class and safe experience for youth Xenith employees to provide career mentorship and real-world product design experience to BGCSM youth   DETROIT – December 3, 2020 – As youth programs […]

Michigan Boys & Girls Clubs Gain Speed to Serve Youth: State Aid Granted

October 23, 2020

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan State Legislature reached budget agreement for the state budget beginning October 1, including a $1,000,000 to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Michigan’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a hyper focus on supporting academic learning. Together, Boys & Girls Clubs in Michigan collectively serving over 78,000 youth across […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Set to Reimagine Youth Sports, Saves Football and Cheerleading Season for Nearly 2,700 Youth-Athletes

October 12, 2020

Greater Metropolitan Youth Sports League will now be powered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan BGCSM registered nearly 2,700 new members as part of partnership, ensuring youth-athletes are career, start up and homeowner ready by 18 Xenith, Blaise Contracting, Inc. and BGCSM invest over $100,000 to support league operations and activities DETROIT – […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Launches Social Justice #WeDesignToo Design Contest and Announces Inaugural Industry Club Cohort During Detroit Month of Design

September 24, 2020

Design contest winners will receive $1,500 cash prize and t-shirt will sell online and at local retail stores in Detroit including Detroit is the New Black and Detroit Vs. Everybody Designs will highlight student’s thoughts around social justice reform Inaugural Industry Club Cohort includes a dozen high-school aged youth from Metro Detroit AT&T sponsors design […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan and Downtown Boxing Gym Announce Collaboration, Expand Full Day Learning and Enrichment Opportunities for Youth During COVID-19

August 17, 2020

DETROIT, Mich. (August 17, 2020) – There are a lot of unknowns for families surrounding the upcoming school year as we adjust to life with COVID-19. To alleviate some of the stress, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) and the Downtown Boxing Gym (DBG) – two award-winning nonprofit organizations dedicated to enriching the […]

City of Pontiac Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to Expand Programming, Support Economic Mobility for Youth and Families in Pontiac

August 12, 2020

BGCSM Club memberships will be provided free of charge to Pontiac youth as an added benefit of the partnership Community stakeholders, companies and nonprofit organizations donate more than $350k to support programming for the youth of Pontiac Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan will provide operational management and innovative programming in partnership with City […]

World’s first ‘Industry Club’ to offer immersive retail experience for Detroit youth, accelerator space for women and entrepreneurs of color

June 25, 2020

  Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan’s Industry Club will be housed within the Détroit is the New Black store on Woodward in Downtown Detroit Industry Club to employ nearly 200 youth per year Bedrock to provide Woodward store rent free, $25K operational grant and long-term skilled volunteer support Ponyride maker space to partner […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan and Small Business Incubator Ponyride Combine Resources to Increase Support for Detroit Social Entrepreneurs

May 28, 2020

The partnership builds on successful 2019 collaboration and creates three new locations offering below market rents, co-working space, drop-in childcare, fitness center, test kitchen, laundromat, production and design studios and more. DETROIT –May 28, 2020 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) announced they will join forces with nationally recognized Ponyride, the small […]

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