PNBGC member Riquaria Griggs was named the BGCNCG Regional 2019 Youth of the Year winner. Read more about Riquaria and watch the winning moment!
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia recently held an organization wide safety training session for staff and volunteers at its Walton County Club location. Staff and volunteers were provided with educational tools to determine the best course of action regarding safety measures for the youth who attend BGCNCG Clubs.
A review of BGCNCG safety regulations, which is upheld and guided by Boys & Girls Clubs of America, was provided by Karen Robertson, Senior Executive Club Director for Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club.
“The safety of our youth is our No. 1 priority in providing safe spaces for our youth to learn, grow and prosper into young adults,” Karen Robertson shared. “It was a delight to also be facilitating this training alongside a Boys & Girls Clubs of America representative, who’s purpose it to monitor, give feedback and provide resources for us to utilize at our Clubs.”
Bob Mackey, President and CEO of BGCNCG, closed out training by giving the staff and volunteers a talk about teamwork and commitment.
“I’m so proud of the team we have for BGCNCG. Changing a child’s life starts with these individuals who see our youth day in and out at our Clubs,” he shared. “We truly strive for excellence in our commitment to the youth, which is why training is such a vital way of being successful at impacting the youth of North Central Georgia.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia serves Morgan, Greene, Putnam, Jasper and Newton Counties. To learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, visit www.bgcncg.comor call 770-267-8034.
Some lucky duck will win $10,000 June 30 at Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia’s Duck Derby event in Porterdale. Shortly after 7 PM June 30 the first rubbery ducky to cross the finish line around the bend of Porterdale’s Yellow River will be named the winner.
There’s still time to adopt your rubber duck at www.bgcncg.com/duckderby.
Duck Derby will take place June 30 from 5 until dark, where community members can adopt a duck to save a child’s life! For every duck you adopt, participants not only increase your odds of winning the $10,000 grand prize, they also help continue the world class programs that BGCNCG offers over 1,500 youth in North Central Georgia.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Americ recently donated $75,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia, which serves Greene, Morgan, Walton and Putnam Counties. This gift will help further the organization’s mission of enabling “all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” The check was presented by Paula Mackelburg, BGCA Interim Director of Development for the Southeast Region & David Roark, past Director of Development for the Southeast Region.
Our job is to offer world-class opportunities for our youth, Bob Mackey, CEO & President of BGCNCG said.
“Not too long ago, our organization faced tough decisions. But we vowed not to give up, and we took the right way - the only way we believe in as we keep fighting for our youth,” he shared. “Our doors remained open, and our communities stayed committed. The support and National recognition from Boys & Girls Clubs of America makes a support statement of fulfillment. Our system is all about building a better tomorrow! Our youth are the future!”
Mackey says that BGCNCG is so grateful for the generous gift from Boys & Girls Clubs of America and that the organization is committed to providing the tools and mentorship to help shape the future generation.
“Great futures start here and together we are making a lasting impact.”
BGCNCG serves over 1,500 youth in North Central Georgia. Its vision is to provide a world-class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors. For more information, visit www.bgcncg.com. If you’d like to get involved please contact 770-267-8034.
We're building a world-class environment for our youth & staff
In preparation for a New Year of youth development, the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia prepped its staff with its Winter 2018 staff-wide training, which focused on new Youth Development Tools, Safety Practices, First-Aid and Program structure.
Staff first set goals for what they desired to learn from this Winters training, which was overviewed at the end to see if each member felt further equipped upon close of the training.
Some of those goals to have answered were questions like:
How do we instill self-esteem into the youth we serve?
How can we better connect with each youth?
After an overview of best safety practices, Bob Mackey, CEO & President of BGCNCG, immersed staff in the experience of Club youth during his Program Basics presentation.
Staff participated in challenging team-building exercises used inside Clubs as teaching methods for self-esteem, discipline, teamwork and how to have fun in positive environments.
Breakout sessions were offered to staff, which covered iCivics Training, provided by Kathy o’Neal of Georgia Family Connections Partnership, Annual Report training for data collection of how our Clubs perform year-to-year and Positive Discipline & Guidance training.
“To continue to service of providing world-class youth development to our communities, training is a must and a need,”Bob Mackey said. “We take pride in the services we provide and want to insure that our youth feel safe and positively equipped with tools that will impact them for the rest of their lives. Our organization and staff are committed to providing that experience for every child we serve. And, at the same time, we are committed to enriching our staff through Professional Development.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia provides club experiences for Walton, Greene, Putnam and Morgan Counties. They serve over 1,500 youth in North Central Georgia.
BGCNCG’s vision is to provide a world-class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors.
For more information or to donate, visit www.bgcncg.com. If you’d like to get involved please contact 770-267-8034.
CEO & President,
“To be home and able to use my talents to help culitvate donor funding and growth for our clubs is an absolute joy. I’m looking forward to meeting those who have given to our cause and meeting new individuals who have yet to hear about the wonderful things we’re doing for the youth of North Central Georgia.”