Faith, Age 17

On February 16, 1997, I was born with Intestinal Artesia. This is a malformation in which there is a narrowing or absence of a portion of the intestine. I was rushed to Children’s Hospital for immediate surgery. As the years went by, my parents split up and I lived with my mother. We never stayed … Continue reading Faith, Age 17

Quincy, 5th grade

“The Boys and Girls Club means to me the teachers are like a mother to me. I think CLC is a great place for me and a great place for me to learn and have fun.”

Wendrick, Age 16

“Boys & Girls Club helps me become a better basketball player, help me stay off the streets, helps me get my grades up becoming a better student and helps me think about college. Helps you become somebody that you wouldn’t expect to be.”

Deareal, Age 16

“The Boys & Girls Club changed my life a lot because I stay out the streets. The staff is good role models. I was getting in a lot of trouble. I didn’t really get into a lot of positive things. It changed my life because I didn’t get in a lot of trouble no more. … Continue reading Deareal, Age 16

Jamiesse, Age 17

“I have been coming to the Boys & Girls Club since the third grade. Whether I’m going through a tough time in my life or I’m just in need of a place to escape and clear my mind from it all, the Club has always lent a helping hand. The staff at the Boys & … Continue reading Jamiesse, Age 17

Alise, 5th grade

“The Boys and Girls Club means to me a lot of things, number one, the teachers are really nice, and helps us with our homework. Plus, I get to hangout with my friends. This is why the Boys and Girls Club means a lot to me.”


“My name is Tiara. I’ve been a member of the Boys & Girls Club for 13 years. I’m about to Graduate from Talladega College with a degree in social work. The Boys & Girls Club has been one of the biggest support systems in my life. It doesn’t matter what I’m going through, what kind … Continue reading Tiara

Christine, 5th grade

“The Boys and Girls Club means a lot to me because they help you with your homework. Boys and Girls Club is a lot of fun to me even in the art room for power hour, and sometimes you meet people you don’t know yet, and some people are nicer than you think they are.  Sometimes … Continue reading Christine, 5th grade

Keshawnn, Age 13

“The Boys & Girls Club changed my life by me coming here. If I have no place to go then I come here. The Boys & Girls Club helped me get my grades up and taught me how to play basketball. Now I play basketball like every day. If the club wasn’t opened I would … Continue reading Keshawnn, Age 13