BGCSM Overview

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland (BGCSM), a youth development organization, opened in 1999 as Calvert County Boys & Girls Club. The organization serves youth in Southern Maryland providing after-school programs from 3 – 6 pm daily and summer camp from 7:30 am – 6 pm.

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. So many children today, underprivileged and upper class, boys and girls of all races, turn to the streets, gangs and crime because they do not have a positive role model in which to turn. And some children just need a safe place to call their own. That’s why BGCSM is more important than ever.

Our professionally trained staff are there when youth need us most. We provide a positive and safe place for youth, 5 – 18, to learn and to grow during after-school hours and during school breaks providing them with programming designed to help create, foster, and nurture productive citizens equipped with the tools to be contributing members of the community in which they live.

Did You Know?

  • More than 60% of parents work outside of Southern Maryland — creating a need for safe after school programs for children.
  • Maryland has the highest rate of alcohol use by 8th graders in the United States.
  • Many families use the BGCSM to support their need for supervised out-of-school-time care. With a $30 annual registration fee and $30 weekly fee, we remain the least expensive child care resource available to all families, regardless of need.
  • BGCSM is a critical support to families and to its surrounding communities. Nationwide, violent juvenile crime rates double when most schools let children out, and Maryland has the highest rate of alcohol use by 8th graders in the United States.
  • Southern Maryland is mostly rural with limited supervised recreational areas for youth.
  • Many families use us for child care.  With a $30 annual registration and $30 weekly after school fee, we remain the least expensive child care resource available to all families, regardless of need.

"To Inspire and Enable All Young People"

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

What Does Boys and Girls Club Do?

So many children today, underprivileged and upper class, boys and girls of all races, turn to the streets, gangs, and crime because they do not have a positive role model in with to turn or are unsupervised during out-of-school time.  That is why the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maryland (BGCSM) is more important than ever!  Our screened and professionally trained staff and mentors are there when youth need us most.  We provide a positive and safe place for children ages 5 to 18 years old to learn and grow after school.

How Can My Child Become a Member?

Clubs are open to boys and girls from ages 6 to 18. An annual membership is only $30.  After School fess are $30 per week. No child has ever been turned away and there are many opportunities for children to “earn” memberships.

Board of Directors

Crystal Jordan, Chair

A.H. Jordan Plumbing & Mechanical

Dr. Michael Williams, Vice Chair

United States Naval Academy

Kisha Flagg, Secretary

United States Geological Service

Miriam Rudder Holman

DC Office of the State Superintendent

T.C. Mason

Mason’s Treehouse Bed & Breakfast

Josette Ray

Internal Revenue Service

Adzekai Kuma Taylor

White & Case, LLP

Friends of the Board

Sidney (Sid) Curl

Theatre & Project Consultant

Karen Douglas, Licensed Clinical MSW

Karen Douglas Consulting

Dr. Susan Jenkins

Physician

Jenice McLemore

Acies Construction

Staff

Joy Hill Whitaker

Chief Executive Officer

Brandon Washington

Director of Programming

Declan Deere
Michael Dowd
Samantha McKenzie
Angie Michelsen
Cameron Moorehead
Tytieonna Watkins

Program Aides

Volunteer Superstars

Nicole Cooksey

Sydney Cooksey

Bryce Cooksey

Jai Cooksey

Supporters

Deerbrook Charitable Trust

PNC Bank

United Way of Calvert County

Comcast/Universal Foundation

Epsilon Chapter Delta Kappa Gamma Society

Chick- Fil- A (Prince Frederick, MD)

Outback (Prince Frederick, MD)

Calvert County Library

Mr. Sid Curl (Mystery Theatre)

Ms. Sharon Adams Taylor

Ms. Tina Holloway

Mr. Bradley Gillian

Dr. Susan Jenkins

Dr. Jeffery Y.H. Chung, LLC

BGCSM Partners

Twin Beach Players

Elizabeth Lawton – Project Gratitude

Brian McDaniel – Crow Entertainment

Janet Sefton –  4-H University of Maryland Extension

Calvert County Public Schools/McKinney-Vento  (Homeless Liaison – Tracy Loyd)

Alpha Kappa Alpha – Omega Phi Omega Chapter

Calvert County Master Gardeners

Thomas Long T-Shirt Company

Northern High School Kids Who Have Helped