Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan provides high quality youth development programs for children ages 6-18 in our community. With 8 Clubs located throughout our region, chances are there’s a Club near you!


Our Mission

To provide a world-class experience, empowering youth to reach their full potential as change agents for their life, Club, and communities.

Our Vision

Inspire, educate, and empower youth while strengthening surrounding communities.

Our Story

Founded in 1926, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has 93 years of experience in youth development.

Each decade brought new challenges and opportunities, some local, some national, and some global. From the industrial revolution to the digital revolution, through a World War, a great depression, and devastating riots, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has been a force for good in kids’ lives. Despite our long history, each day we continue to find new ways to learn, grow, and innovate.

Our Impact


Youth Served




Days Open

Every year, we welcome nearly 13,000 youth between the ages of 6 and 18 to our Clubs and School-Based sites. As soon as our youth members walk through our doors, they enter an environment of stability, consistency, and physical and emotional safety. All of our Club run programs designed to be fun and engaging, while building skills and confidence for a successful future.

We’re open when kids need us most - after school, on most school holidays, and all day during the summer. Clubs offer safe places where young people can learn, grow, and succeed.

Meet Our Professional Staff

Shawn H. Wilson

Shawn H. Wilson

President & CEO

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Gavin McGuire

Gavin McGuire

Chief Operations Officer

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Wendy Yates

Wendy Yates

Chief Financial Officer

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Tiffany Brightwell

Tiffany Brightwell

Vice President of People & Culture

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Roderick Brown

Roderick Brown

Sr. VP of Strategy

Richard Miller

Richard Miller

Director of Facilities

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Cortnie Squirewell

Cortnie Squirewell

Executive Director of Innovation & Stakeholder Engagement

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Antonice Strickland

Antonice Strickland

Senior Director, Marketing and Public Relations

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Jennifer Trussell

Jennifer Trussell

Director of Resource Development

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Leah Barterian

Leah Barterian

Director of Strategy & Innovation

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Russell Harris Jr

Russell Harris Jr

Area Director, Auburn Hills, Romulus and Belleville.

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Chris Kyles

Chris Kyles

Area Club Director, Dick & Sandy Dauch Campus

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Jarvis-LaRue Brown

Jarvis-LaRue Brown

Club Director, Matilda R. Wilson Club

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Jill Covell

Jill Covell

Club Director, Romulus Club

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Patrice Dickens

Patrice Dickens

Club Director, Lloyd H. Diehl Club

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Jeanette Kwiatkowski

Jeanette Kwiatkowski

Club Director, Fauver-Martin Club

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Tiffany Sula

Tiffany Sula

Club Director, Richard & Patricia Donahey Club

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Tomilia Terry

Tomilia Terry

Club Director, Trix Academy Club

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Carrie Young

Carrie Young

Club Director, Bloomer-Munger Club

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Marvin Logan Jr.

Marvin Logan Jr.

Strategy & Development Manager

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Aaron Kuhn

Aaron Kuhn

Executive Operations Coordinator

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Jennifer Wakenell

Jennifer Wakenell

Development Associate

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Join our Team

Working for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan gives you the chance to be part of a dynamic and passionate movement that is out to change the world — starting right here in our community.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) is committed to promoting safe, positive and inclusive environments for all. BGCSM prohibits discrimination and harassment against its youth, teens, employees, applicants for employment, customers, and volunteers – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion.

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Board of Directors

As a nonprofit organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan are governed by a volunteer board of community leaders. The following individuals are contributing their passions, expertise, time and personal support as members of our 2018 Board of Directors.

Executive Committee

Derick W. Adams
Human Resources Chair
Vice President, Human Resources Henry Ford Health System
Jennifer DeMello-Johnson
Annual Campaign & Resource Development Chair
Vice President of Agency Services | Amerisure
Mitchell R. Harris
Wilson Club Advisory Board Chair
Manager, Human Resources, Retired | AkzoNobel Coatings
Jeffrey M. Henning
Partner, Global Automotive Markets Leader | Ernst & Young
Hiram E. Jackson
Chair of the Board
CEO | Real Times Media
John A. James
Chairman & CEO | James Group International
Larry E. Knox
CEO | Knox Consulting Group
Andra M. Rush
Boys & Girls Clubs of America Midwest Trustee
President | Detroit Manufacturing Systems
Edd G. Snyder
President, CEO | Future Solutions

Board of Directors

Sam Abrams
Diehl Advisory Club Chair
Youth & Community Coordinator | UAW-Ford National Programs Center
Ryan Bigelow
Chief Investment Officer at General Retirement System | City of Detroit
LeRoy D. Burcroff
Romulus Club Advisory Council Chair
Mayor | City of Romulus
Thomas Callan
Facilities & Safety Chair
Partner | UHY LLP
Greg Crabb
President and CEO | Amerisure
David C. Dauch
Chairman & CEO | American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.
Pattie Dykstra
Account Executive | Logicalis
John Fikany
Executive Consultant | The Fikany Group
Burt Jordan
Vice President Global Vehicle Purchasing | Ford Motor Company
Anthony LaVerde
CEO | Emagine Entertainment
Scott Lesher
President | Creative Productions Inc.
Chris Markey
Vice President | Allstate Independent Agencies Sales
Kirk N. Martin
Vice President | Martin Land & Investments
Sonya Mays
President & CEO | Develop Detroit
Darrell E. Middleton
Executive Vice President, Operations & Business Performance | Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Sue Nine
Women’s Association Co-Chair
Community Volunteer
James Pastor
Vice President, Quality and Continuous Improvement | New Flyer
Leon Richardson
President/CEO | The Chemico Group, LLC.
Tony Saunders
COO | Rock Ventures
Michael P. Solan
Realtor | Max Broock Realtors
Sam P. Ventimiglia, CLU, RHU
President | Great Lakes Wealth Planning, Inc.
Leven Weiss, Esq.
Retired | Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Directors Emeriti

Sandra J. Dauch
Trustee | Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch Family Foundation
Peter A. Dow
Vice Chair & COO, Retired | Campbell Ewald
Morton E. Harris
Co-Founder | American Axle &Manufacturing, Inc.
Thomas Hoeg
President & CEO | Agency Business Solutions, LLC
Nicholas Martin, Jr.
President | Martin Land & Investments
James W. McLernon
Chairman, Retired | American Axle & Manufacturing
Catherine M. O’Malley
Retail Consultant