Did you know?

  • 60% of parents work outside of Southern Maryland.
  • Maryland has the highest rate of alcohol use by 8th graders in the United States.
  • Violent juvenile crime rates double all across the country when most schools let children out.
  • Southern Maryland is mostly rural with limited supervised recreational areas for youth.
  • According to the Mott Foundation funded nationwide survey, 75% of adults believe after school programs have a major positive impact on violence and drug prevention.
  • Many families use us for child care.  With a $25 annual registration and $25 weekly after school fee, we remain the least expensive child care resource available to all families, regardless of need.


What Is BGCSM’s Mission?

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 BGCSM 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?

All the fun begins when you join. Register today!

Clubs are open to boys and girls from ages 6 to 18. An annual membership is only $25.  After School fess are $25 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 State Naval Academy

Tracie Long, Treasurer
Prince George’s County Public Schools

Kisha Flagg, Secretary
United States Geological Service

Bernard Dent, Past President
Right Side Computer Guys

Judy Devey, Member-at-Large
Calvert County Public Schools, Retired

Miriam Rudder Holman
DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education




Friends of the Board

Sidney (Sid) Curl
Twin Beach Players

Karen Douglas, Licensed Clinical MSW
Coalition for the Homeless

Jenice McLemore
Acies Construction

Dr. Susan Jenkins


Joy Hill Whitaker
Chief Executive Officer

Brandon Washington
Director of Programming

Christine Michelsen
Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Program Aides
Mike Dowd and Naima Makins


Shefa Nola Benoit
Webmaster & Former CEO (2009-2012)