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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 […]

BGCSM Motivation & Affirmations – (Great for kids and parents!)

March 16, 2020

Click Here to Download and Print   As we take caution and “self-distance” due to COVID-19, it is important to manage stress and anxiety properly. One way to do so, is by practicing gratitude. The following journal prompts may be completed alone or with family! What are three things you’re grateful for?   1.   […]

Play & Learn Box Drive

March 13, 2020

BGCSM will host the Play and Learn Box Drive to ensure kids can stay active, engaged and safe while out of school. Items can be purchased via, (bulk),,,,,,, and delivered to Clubs or purchased in stores and dropped off to a specified Club site. Donation Ideas: […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan Adds to Executive Leadership Team

March 9, 2020

DETROIT – March 9, 2020 –The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) recently announced three new executive hires, Wendy Yates as Chief Financial Officer, Antonice Strickland as Senior Director, Marketing and Public Relations, and Russell Harris Jr. as Area Director covering Auburn Hills, Romulus and Belleville.  “As we continue our bold vision of reimagining the future for […]

Historical Black Wall Street Re-Imagined, Ignites Imaginations of (Future) Black Entrepreneurs

February 13, 2020

This weekend, the Ypsilanti chapter of Jack and Jill learned about the importance of Black ownership, entrepreneurship, and the value of the Black dollar through an activity fundamentally modeled after Black Wall Street. Founded by O.W.  Gurley, a wealthy Black landowner in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Black Wall Street was a beacon of hope, togetherness, and new […]

2020 Countdown

December 30, 2019

2019 was an amazing year for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan – Take a look at 7 of the year’s highlights!           #7 Shawn H. Wilson Not only did our new president & CEO complete his first 100 days at the top of this year, he’s still with us! […]

Looking Back & Moving Forward

November 27, 2019

BGCSM Bids Wilson Club Director Mike Brown Farewell After 60 Years of Service Boys & Girls Clubs has gone through some incredible changes throughout the organization’s 90+ year history. It has stood the tests of time, racism, feminism, drugs’ wars on our streets and the government’s war on drugs. Even the name has changed. In […]

Michigan Clubs Unite for One Purpose, Our Youth

October 1, 2019

By the numbers, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a tremendous organization. Through 4,645 local chapters it serves 4.73 million young people throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on US military installations worldwide. 72 thousand of those youth are served by one of the 16 Boys & Girls Clubs chapters located in rural, […]

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