Press Releases

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, […]

Side Hustle: How the New BGCSM Culture Inspired This Employees Startup

September 10, 2019

Think about the daily grind for most Detroiters.  It usually starts with a busy commute, ends with another and has a blur of activity that (hopefully) pays the bills in between. Now, imagine working somewhere both engaging and rewarding. If such jobs exist, could they also allow room to chase entrepreneurial passions? Jennifer Trussell has […]

Nearly 170 Millions Eyes Were On BGCSM This Weekend

August 20, 2019

On Saturday, August 17, over 3,000 Club members, neighborhood residents, and community stakeholders converged at the Dick & Sandy Dauch Campus for the unveiling of the newly reimagined Club. The Reimagine Unveiling coincided with Big Sean’s 2nd Annual Detroit’s On Now (D.O.N.) Weekend drawing national media attention on the new Sean Anderson Foundation Content & […]

Jalen Rose and Andrew Hawkins School Club Kids on Financial Responsibility

August 15, 2019

Club Kids check out basketball great, Jalen Rose Kids know Jalen Rose from being one of the most honest and well-respected sports commentators on TV. Adults know him from his storied NBA career, or even as far back as his Fab Five days with the University of Michigan. Regardless of how you may have heard […]

Redefining the Term “Extracurricular” for Detroit Youth

August 13, 2019

An extracurricular activity is one that falls outside of the scope of normal school, college or university education. By definition, the term “extracurricular” refers to something that is…well, extra – nice to have perhaps, but unnecessary. By this rationale, it’s no wonder that when funding becomes an issue, as it has for many public schools […]

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