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.

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“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.


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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 5 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.


Membership Information

Board of Directors

Kisha Flagg, Board Chair

United States Geological Service

Adzekai Kuma Taylor, Vice Chair

Kai Ki Kreations

Josette Ray, Secretary

Internal Revenue Service

Miriam Rudder Holman, Treasurer

DC Office of the State Superintendent

T.C. Mason

Mason’s Treehouse Bed & Breakfast

Vonda Brister

Charles County Schools

Lissi Mojica

AnswersIP

Janet Sefton

UM-4H Extension

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

Christine Michelsen – Director of Programs & Operations

Jalyha Kyles – Unit Director – Lexington Park

Program Assistants

Jayla Kyles 

Aiden Mack

Tytieonna Watkins

Lauryn Jordan

Jane Chase

Leona Barnes 

Forrest Gray – Building Maintenance

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

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

Northern High School Kids Who Have Helped


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