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We had a blast at our Teeny Tiny Turtles on the Tar event. Thank you to everyone that attended, adopted turtles and supported our event. Here are a couple of photos from the event.

On August 19th, our Boys & Girls Club hosted a Lunch & Learn for our first-year teachers at the Rocky Mount Event Center. Over 100 first-year teachers, administrators, principals and superintendents from Nash County Public Schools, Edgecombe County Public Schools and Rocky Mount Prep received invitations to join the event. The attendees enjoyed networking with other teachers, fun ice breaker activities, three panels, an inspirational message, lunch and a chance to enjoy the Game Zone at the event center. Teachers in the audience had an opportunity to ask specific questions to our club members, parents in the community and our clubhouse staff professionals that can help not only them, but our youth have a successful school year. We hope that our first-year teachers left with inspiration, first-hand insight and new tools to make this the best year.

Each year community leaders in the Twin Counties come together at the Annual Steak & Burger Dinner to raise funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tar River Region. During the event designed to honor our young people, adults dine on burgers while Club members receive a steak dinner. This is a unique and often first-time treat for our young guests. This evening not only provides an opportunity for donors to interact with Clubs kids, but it also provides the opportunity to present special awards. Experience first-hand the impact the Club is making on the lives of children in the Twin Counties. Save the date and stay tuned for more information. If you are interested in sponsoring and having a table at this event, please reach out to Desiree at ddolberry@bgcnec.org.

Closing out a great Summer

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A big Thank You to our sponsors of the Summer Celebration, Rocky Mount Toyota and Grow Financial Federal Credit Union. At the Summer Celebration,120 club members could celebrate their academic success from the previous school year. The club members from all three of our clubhouses started the day having a blast skating at Star City Skate & Play. Next, we headed to our LABB Clubhouse in Rocky Mount, and Tre Turner of Rocky Mount Toyota was there with the grill! He made sure our members had a wonderful cookout. To close out, our friends at Grow Financial Federal Credit Union gave each member a gift for their accomplishments. Once again, we would like to thank those who contributed to the celebration.

New Staff at our Clubhouses

We are excited to announce we have a new Program Director, Tashica Bellamy. Our program director ensures all programs conducted by our staff are operating efficiently in the clubhouses. Tashica comes with a wealth of knowledge in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs for our youth. 

We are still looking for several dedicated ambitious and energetic individuals to help our organization continue to serve youth in the Tar River Region. We have the following positions open:

Academic Success Coordinator
Program Specialist (Gym)
Program Specialist (Art)

If you or someone you know would like to join our team,  please contact Durell Petway at dpetway@bgcnec.org.

What can $25 a month do? 
For our club members, this gift will make sure he is at or above grade level and on track to graduate from high school. Through tutoring and homework help, access to technology, college and career readiness programs, and skill development, Clubs have an outstanding record of helping young people make academic strides. Our programs are designed to engage both the mind and body, leading our young people down a path of success. 

Our clubs lift up our youth in their greatest time of need. These are the moments that add up to great futures. If you would like to invest in our youth, click here.