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!  

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 (monthly fee waived for high school students!)

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.

Summer Program Cost
$40 registration fee
$50 per month

Summer Program Hours
Bessemer City: 7am - 5pm
Bradley Teen Center: 7:30am - 5:30pm
West Gastonia: 7:30am - 5:30pm

Mandatory Parent Meetings
Bessemer City: Saturday, May 7th @ 10am
Bradley Teen Center: Wednesday, April 27th @ 6pm, Friday, May 6th @ 5:30pm and Friday, May 20th @ 5:30pm
West Gastonia: Friday, April 15th @ 6pm and Friday, May 6th @ 6pm

HERE to learn more!

Interested in part-time or summer employment working with kids?!  We are currently hiring 2 part-time staff at our West Gastonia Club, as well as 2 additional part-time staff for the summer. Please contact Mary Robinson, West Gastonia Unit Director, for more information: (704) 864-6171 or mrobinson@bgcgreatergaston.org.  

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.

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United Way funded agency!