WELCOME TO THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS
OF GREATER GASTON!
 
 
Our MISSION is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Club serves youth ages 6 to 18. Currently, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston, Inc. is serving over 1,500 youth in Gaston County through membership and outreach!.

 
We provide safe place to learn and grow...ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals...life-enhancing programs and character development experiences...hope and opportunity.  Watch the video to see how we're creating GREAT FUTURES for our members!  
 
   
JOIN US AFTER SCHOOL! 

We now pick up at Gardner Park Elementary, Woodhill Elementary & WC Friday Middle!  To view a full list of schools we serve, click HERE.
 
Afterschool Program Cost
$40 registration fee
$20 per month

Afterschool Hours
Bessemer City: 2:30pm - 6pm
Bradley Teen Center: 2:30pm - 7pm
West Gastonia: 2:30pm - 7pm
*All Clubs close at 6pm on Fridays.

Mandatory Parent Meetings
Bessemer City: Saturday, August 8th @ 10-11:30am
Bradley Teen Center: Rolling, meetings will be held one-on-one when you register
West Gastonia: Saturday, August 8th @ 10-11:30am & Friday, August 14th @ 5:30pm

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HERE to learn more!
 

WE'RE HIRING! 

In
terested in making a difference in the lives of youth in Gaston County?! 

We are currently hiring a Program Aid at our Bradley Teen Center. Please contact Detrina Johnson, Teen Center Director, at djohnson@bgcgreatergaston.org or call (980) 320-8388 for more info.
 

CLUB WELCOMES NEW TEEN CENTER DIRECTOR!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of GreaterGaston is excited to announce its new Bradley Teen Center Director, Detrina Johnson!
 
Detrina holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Services from Wingate University and a Master of Public Administration from Strayer University. Detrina brings over 15 years of experience in social work, family programming and advocacy, as well as conflict resolution. She is a certified instructor for Bridges Out of Poverty and Triple P/Positive Parenting.

"I'm excited about listening to the ideas of the community, parents, and teens and incorporating them to empower our youth at the Teen Center," says Detrina. "My goal as I begin this new role is to look at where we are now and ways we can improve to better serve teens throughout Gaston County."

Detrina was born and raised in Charlotte, NC, and is the proud mother of three sons. She is an advocate of artistic expression and enjoys pottery, DIY projects, and giving back to the community. Detrina says her motto is there is always something you can do better.

According to Club CEO Chad Melvin, Ms. Johnson was a perfect fit from the beginning. "We [the staff] were blown away by her previous experience leading teen programs with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, the Bethlehem Center of Charlotte’s Head Start program and The Salvation Army. We are excited to watch the Teen Center grow and flourish under her direction!”

Bradley Teen Center is located in West Gastonia in the family life center at Bradley Memorial Methodist Church. The Teen Center is open afterschool Monday through Friday to middle school and high school students. Members participate in programs focused on: college prep and career development, gang and teen pregnancy prevention, abstinence from drugs and alcohol, art and drama, music and dance, in addition to college tours and job shadowing opportunities. Members also receive homework help and tutoring as needed. The cost for membership during the school year is $20 per month for middle school members and is free for high school members.  For more information or to register your teen, please call the Teen Center at (980) 320-8388.

 
Dancing for Future Stars
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We are proud to be a
United Way funded agency!