Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrates 10 years



Pressing firmly into the cement, memories and a marker for the next decade were made for a lifetime into a freshly poured sidewalk outside of the Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club.

The occasion – celebrating ten years of hope & promise for Morgan County’s youth.

Community members, hand in hand, with Club members celebrated a decade of youth empowerment through activities that mark the daily life of Club members.

The art room became a scrapbook center for those present to write notes to future Club members, board members and volunteers.

The messages were overwhelmingly emotional and note worthy to view time and time again.

“When you look back in this book, know you will love it here. I love it here and it is so fun,” wrote one Club member. Another wrote, “I will remember this place ten years from now and I will be great.”

And, that’s the motto of the Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club – a place to become, a place to thrive and be great.

For co-chairs, Connie Bryans and Nancy Vaughan, of MMBGC Advisory board the evening was inspiring for the future efforts of the Club and impactful to see so many community members support the Club’s mission of providing bright futures for Morgan’s youth.


“It was truly heartwarming to see so many families, members and supporters join us as we celebrated A Decade of Hope and Promise to the young people in our county who need us the most,” the pair said. “We are feeling a great sense of stability as we enter our second decade under the very competent leadership of Karen Robertson, Executive Director at our Club and Bob Mackey, CEO  & President of Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia. We also are thankful for an advisory board who works tirelessly to plan fundraising events, organize annual campaigns and volunteer their time, resources and skills to make a positive impact on the lives of more young people in our county.” 

The evening was a joint celebration of Morgan County’s youth, as Morgan County Ferst Foundation also joined in celebrating the Club and it’s new name unveiling – Ferst Readers.

Advisory board member, Dr. Babs Johnston said, “We were thrilled to have a room full of supporters for both our Boys & Girls Clubs and Ferst Foundation! Donors, Board Members, Staff, Club Members and Parents turned out to celebrate these successful programs for Morgan County’s children.”

Bob Mackey, CEO & President of BGCNCG, couldn’t be more proud of the Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club’s achievements and direction for the future.

“I have personally seen this Club grow from its beginnings to where it presently is today. To watch our youth place their hands into the sidewalk discussing the impact of their mark on this Club is what this movement is all about – changing lives,” he said. “We could not have achievements like this ten year celebration without the communities commitment with us to serving our youth. Thank you for believing in our cause and the cause of our youth. They are our future!”

Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club provides a world-class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors.

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