Here at the Boys & Girls Club of Central Appalachia, we have a LOT of exciting things happening.  We hope you will explore our website, see the smiles on our kids’ faces, and be a part of our extraordinary program. Check back often for an updated list of events!


68% of Club 12th graders volunteer at least once per month, compared with 39% of 12th graders nationally

Physical Health

31% of Club girls ages 12 to 15 are physically active every day, compared with 23% of girls in the same age range nationally

Better Grades

About 75 percent of Club members report earning mostly As and Bs in school, compared with 67 percent of youth nationally

Alcohol Prevention

90% of Club ninth graders report abstaining from drinking alcohol in the past 30 days, compared with 77% of ninth graders nationally

Interest In School

Youth are 42% more likely to believe that school work is meaningful when they have an optimal Club Experience.

Doing The Right Thing

90% of members who attend Clubs regularly say they can stand up for what is right, even if their friends disagree.


97% of Club teens expect to graduate from high school and 88% expect to complete some kind of post-secondary education.

Club Impact

Why you should consider the Boys & Girls Club.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s research shows that young people who attend a Club regularly tend to do better than their peers nationally.

Our Mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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Boys & Girls Club of Central Appalachia would like to thank Dennis Courtney and the staff at STREAMWORKS at ETSU for helping us raise the bar on our STEM programming! We are lucky to have you as community partners and educational peers. Middle school can be a tumultuous time for students when social priorities outweigh academic ones. STREAMWORKS' programming, such as Robot Drone League and MATE Underwater Robotics, helps “connect the dots” between STEM and real-life and makes science and math feel relevant for kids, keeping them engaged and interested. STREAMWORKS make the dreams work!
THANK YOU Summer STEM Academy teachers and interns!!! Boys & Girls Club of Central Appalachia sincerely appreciates your dedication to teaching STEM programming to our Buchanan County Public School students. You all have been a joy and pleasure to work with. Thank you for sacrificing half of your summer vacation for the greater good; our kids! We are so blessed and honored to have you on our team. You have made a lasting impression on your students.

Thank you (L to R): Mrs. Kayla Cantrell (teacher), Tanner Hartford, Wade Spake, Dustin Blankenship, John Thornbury, Mrs. Staci Griffey (teacher), Morgan Blankenship, Angela Stacy, and Cameron Johnson. You guys and gals rock! We know all of our interns will be successful in their future education and professional endeavors. One or two of our interns may even want to become a teacher after four weeks of Summer STEM Academy. GREAT EDUCATORS START HERE!!!
Lucas and Tessa, future Boys & Girls Club of Central Appalachia Interns. GREAT FUTURES START HERE!
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Get Involved

Some of the ways you can support the Boys & Girls Club.
  • 1. Donate

    No amount is too large or too small.  Click here to donate today!  You can also view our latest Form 990 by clicking the following link.
    Form 990 2012

  • 2. Volunteer

    We are always looking for volunteers.  Any amount of time is a quality investment in our youth.  Contact Us today to discuss getting started.

  • 3. Become a Board Member

    Join our Board and help steer the direction of the club.  Your personal experience may be just what we are looking for.  Contact Us today to discuss.

  • 4. Planned Giving

    Planned gifts are long-range contributions that will ensure the longevity of our organization and sustain our important work with kids. Learn More.

  • 5. Like Us On Facebook

    We use Facebook to share our successes and to interact with the community.  “Like” and “Share” our page to help us spread the word!  It takes less than 30 seconds!

  • 6. Be Creative

    Thinking of a way to support us that we haven’t mentioned here?  Send us a message and tell us about it!  We are always open to new ideas.