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!  


Interested in joining the Boys & Girls Club movement? We are currently seeking an Executive Assistant for our Administrative Office (located at the West Gastonia Club site). Please see the job description below.  All qualified applicants can email their resume and cover
letter to Anna Furr, Chief Operating Officer, at afurr@bgcgreatergaston.org


Summer Program Cost (per child)
$40 registration fee
$50 per month ($100 total)

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

* You must attend the parent meeting at the location your child will be attending.  If you have children at different Clubs, you must attend a parent meeting at BOTH Clubs.  If you missed the parent meeting, please call to schedule a meeting with the Unit Director at the Club your child will be attending.  Bradley Teen Center (980) 320-8388, Bessemer City Club (704) 629-5663, West Gastonia Club (704) 864-6171.

HERE to learn more!


Bessemer City High School senior Dalton Rowland has been named the 2016 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Gaston!

There was some heavy competition this year as three other Club members participated in the Youth of the Year contest. Diamond Williams, a junior at Bessemer City High School, was this year’s runner up, followed by brothers Scott and Dustin Ford who attend Hunter Huss High School. Each member gave compelling and inspiring speeches for the judges, but Dalton’s ability to engage his audience paired with his personal story of trials and triumph ultimately led to him being selected as the 2016 Youth of the Year.

"The moment I walked into the Boys & Girls Club I felt home…I felt important…I felt wanted…I felt loved. Mrs. Mary put me in a position to become a leader. The Boys & Girls Club provided me with the tools I needed to become the successful student I am today – tools such as anger management, time management, scholarship opportunities and how to uphold myself to a high standard as a young man by respecting myself and others. Also through the Boys & Girls Club I have been involved in numerous programs, including: Top Teens, Wise Guys, and Dancing For Future Stars. These programs not only allowed me to use my talents, but to discover new ones as well. They taught me how to be myself again.

I owe my life to the Boys & Girls Club. I'm so much happier and I have a great job. I will be graduating this year and will be attending Gaston College with the hopes of attending a four-year college to study business. Thanks to the Boys & Girls Club I received several scholarships. I still battle with depression and anxiety every day, but thanks to the Boys & Girls Club it's a lot easier. I hope to one day give back twice as much as they have given me. Thanks to the Boys & Girls Club staff I know I will achieve a GREAT FUTURE.”

Dalton went on to compete in the statewide competition in Asheville, North Carolina, where he got to meet other aspiring Youths of the Year and even do some sightseeing at the Biltmore Estate. Although he was not selected as a finalist to move on to the regional competition, Dalton says that the experience is one that he will never forget. 

The Boys & Girls Club’s mission is "to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most in Gaston County, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”   The Club offers afterschool and summer programs for youth ages 6 to 18 to ensure members achieve academic success, practice good character and citizenship, and live healthy lifestyles.


Dancing for Future Stars
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