Member of the Month – January 2021
Eden Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club of Eden is a 501(c)(3) organization serving at school aged youth in Rockingham County, North Carolina. We provide our members with a fun, safe and positive place to learn and grow.
Our members participate in programming that meets their interests and needs; ensures they achieve positive outcomes for themselves, their families and this community and helps them reach their full potential. For the more than 400 members we serve each this year and the greater Rockingham County community, our programming is tailored for young people, especially some of the most vulnerable and at-risk, achieve skills to ensure their future success. Our aim is to grow young people to successful workers, community members and engaged citizens. We partner with local law enforcement, schools, civic organizations, local businesses, churches and other non-profits. We strive to reach as many residents as possible by opening our doors and teaching our youth the importance of giving back and helping the community.
The Club was established in 1955 and has been serving the youth of this community for more than 60 years. Our goal remains the same, to educate our youth to be successful citizens and to provide a safe and positive place for them to learn, grow and have fun. Membership is open for girls and boys of all races, religions and cultures. The Club never turns away a child due to lack of financial resources. Our programs are focused on:
- Academic Success: Decreasing dropout rates, increasing the number of youth attending community college and universities, increasing grade promotion rates and a plan for the future.
*Programs for Academic Success include, Power Hour (homework help), tutoring, computer classes, NetSmartz (internet safety).
- Healthy Life Styles: fighting the obesity epidemic through increased physical activity, nutrition education, and healthy eating habits.
- *Programs include; 6 organized sports programs, game room, Triple Play (exercise program for the mind, body and soul), weight room, nutrition & healthy life style education, cooking classes and a Club garden.
- Character & Leadership Development: empowering youth to support and influence their Club and community, establishing meaningful relationships with others, developing positive self-image, respecting themselves and others, peer relationships and drug, gang and alcohol prevention education.
*Programs; Junior Staff (teen program), Street Smarts, Smart Moves, arts & crafts, Youth of the Year and Youth of the Month.