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Today is Giving Tuesday! Check out this video from our CEO, Ron Green. Ron explains why to invest in an organization close to your heart. When you support the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region, you help over 1,000 youth in the Twin Counties Region become productive, responsible and caring citizens. Today people around the world are giving back to several organizations in the spirit of Giving Tuesday.

We would be honored if you would support our organization and help us continue our mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us the most.

To invest in our youth, click the link below or text BGCTRR to 50123. Great moments add up to Great Futures. (kindest.com)

The new sneaker and athletic wear store, Snipes, celebrated its grand opening with our organization. On Saturday, November 19th, they gifted our young people gift cards to purchase shoes and clothes from their store.  They also made sure we had a meal for each of our club members as they returned home. A huge thank you to Nikia Isley-George, the District Sales Manager for setting up this awesome experience.

Our club members enjoyed the Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium hosted by the Youth Mentoring Collaborative in Chapel Hill. Durell Petway, Director of Operations, took ten club members to attend the event. Great speakers, leaders, elected officials and mentors across the state presented during the symposium.

The Carolinas Youth Mentoring Symposium is an annual event that brings together mentoring practitioners, researchers, philanthropic investors, youth leaders, government and civic leaders, and others interested in exploring how to expand mentoring initiatives. Not only did our youth attend, but our CEO, Ron Green, was also a speaker during their Youth Track session. Ron spoke to the attendees about how to build relationships to achieve their dreams. 

We can’t thank everyone enough for the support of our clubs throughout the year. On Wednesday, November 23rd, our clubhouse hosted a Thanksgiving party for our club members with a Thanksgiving-themed meal and fun activities that taught the lesson of being thankful. Thank you, First Carolina Bank, for your contribution. Your donation allowed us to feed over 100 club members. Pictured here are some of our club members enjoying the day.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region was birthed as the Boys Club of Rocky Mount. As we continued to serve more youth, we grew to become the Boys & Girls Club of Rocky Mount, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe Counties and now The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region. Throughout the year we highlight our youth who are Alumni of the club. We want to highlight one of our Alumni, Gabriel Woodard.

Gabriel is currently a Junior majoring in Mass Communication. Gabriel is one of the Drum Majors in the Blue And Gold Marching Machine. Like most of our Alumni, Gabriel had no idea that attending our Club would change his life. Gabriel can attest to having parents that have always wanted the absolute best for their son but did not know the additional resources he would need in life to succeed. Before joining the Clubhouse, Woodard did not think he would learn anything. However, his mom saw all the resources our Clubhouse could offer and quickly signed him up as a member. She knew this would be the best experience for him. She eventually started taking him to The Club every day, and Woodard adapted to the environment and built similar interests with other club members. 

Woodard stated, “The connections I made with my peers and staff made The Club experience is one that I will always value and cherish. The Club allowed me to build friendships with people around the same age as me. The Club made the discussion groups we participated in a safe space for me to share my opinions and feel comfortable with my peers. One of my favorite memories from The Club is when we visited a college or university every Thursday. Activities such as this one gave me a lot of insight into the college experience at a young age. Because of The Club, I have obtained a strong work ethic in my personal, academic, and athletic life.

This summer, Gabriel worked as an Economic Development Consultant with the Department of Economic Development for the state of Nebraska with the help of Trevon Brooks, MBA & Anthony Goins. 

We would like to connect with all club members who attended our clubs during these 50-plus years. Please use the following link to share your contact information if you are an alumnus or if you know any alumni, please share this link with them. If you have any questions, please contact Desiree at ddolberry@bgcnec.org. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region Alumni