Empowering youth to become leaders, BGCSM provides opportunities for members to sustain meaningful relationships, develop a positive self-image, participate in the democratic process and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

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Today’s youth face overwhelming obstacles that affect their health and well-being. BGCSM gives them the tools—and the strength—to engage in positive behaviors and good decision-making. Programs focus on building self-esteem and deal with drug and violence prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, fitness, wellness and disease prevention.

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Through sports, children learn teamwork, leadership and responsibility. They experience the rewards of hard work, develop a love for sports and exercise and learn the benefits of friendly competition. Through recreational games, children elevate their self-esteem and learn the importance of balancing serious and fun activities.

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One of our top priorities is to help members succeed in school and to make their education relevant by applying their knowledge and skills to daily challenges. Through activities that are educational and engaging, our members gain the strength they need to achieve their goals.

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Youth who are engaged in arts programs do better in school and in their personal lives. Participation in the Arts promotes self-expression. Read more

‘Formula for Impact’ is an adopted strategy created by our National Headquarters and serves as a roadmap for Clubs to help ensure that members achieve our priority outcomes of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. Read more

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    2015 Pat Carpenter Holiday Parade

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland – Bayside Unit will join the merchants and communities of the Twin Beaches for the 9th Annual Pat Carpenter Holiday Parade held on Saturday, December 5, 2015. More Details

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    A Christmas Carol


    NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 13: A Christmas Carol comes to Bayside!  Click here for more details. More Details

  • Cuffs for Kids

    Cuffs for Kids

    Support us on April 9, 2016 because it’s a crime not to support our children!

    More information to come.

Rodney Stotts

Raptors Visit Bayside

Falconer Rodney Stotts conducted a raptor and environmental education demonstration on Tuesday, November 3.  If you missed it, don’t worry.  Enjoy the photos below. More


2015 End of Year Gifts

T’is the time we begin to realize the end of another year is approaching. Why not also consider impacting the life of a child forever. More