Press Releases

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 […]

[VIDEO] How the Power of Community Voice Helped Us To #ReimagineBGCSM

July 29, 2019

Eight months ago, we set forth on a mission to reimagine our Clubs as state of the art spaces to empower our youth with world-class experiences to become change agents for their life, Club, and communities. Today that vision is taking form! As the pilot site for the #ReimagineBGCSM campaign, the Dauch Club will feature […]

The Todd Everett Experience: Teaching BGCSM Youth The 1’s and 2’s of DJing

July 25, 2019

Todd Everett began DJing at 15 years old. While he has always loved to write and rap, stage fright took him from the spotlight to the turntables. “I think I always liked doing music, but it evolved into DJing because I didn’t want to perform to crowds.  I kind of stumbled into DJing by mistake,” […]

Chris Kyles Continues His Family Legacy of Service And Passion As Area Director, BGCSM

July 18, 2019

Detroit’s Murray-Wright High School has had a reputation for pushing against a current of violence, underemployment and broken families to educate the east side’s youth. Closer inspection of the school’s past will tell stories of activism and advocacy – but violent chapters in the 1980s usually overshadow that history. By the ’90s, Detroit had elected […]

Ice Cube’s Young3 Comes to BGCSM

July 12, 2019

Summers are all about fun.  It’s even better when that fun includes former NBA and WNBA stars. That was just the case last month when Ice Cube brought the league to our youth for a one-of-a-kind hooping event! Ice Cube’s BIG3 kicked off the season in Detroit at Little Caesars Arena on June 22 , […]

BGCSM Attracts Top National Talent with Recruitment of New COO

June 18, 2019

The stories of most talented business leaders usually follow a similar track: Young protege does well in grade school, attends top college, and hits the workforce with a running start up the corporate ladder. While our new COO, Gavin McGuire, checks two of these three boxes, unlike most of his peers, he chose to forgo […]

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