Why Our Programs Work

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis is proud to provide a curriculum our national organization has tested and approved in more than 4,200 Clubs around the country. Each local Club offers quality programs conducted by trained professionals and we continually evaluate the needs of our kids and the results of our programs to improve and evolve with the changing times.

Our kids deserve the best, and we are committed to providing it.

To learn more about our Club Programming click each section below.

Program Areas

Good Character & Citizenship

Studies show that young people who engage in service do better in school, maintain positive relationships with adults and avoid risky behaviors. Our programs help members develop leadership skills and contribute to their Club and community.


  • Torch Club
  • Keystone Club
  • Passport to Manhood
  • SMART Girls
  • Youth of the Year
Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year

Meet our 2015 Youth of the Year, Akoye Brown, proudly representing the Oakhaven Club and now the City of Memphis! Congratulations Akoye, you make us all very proud!

Posted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Healthy Lifestyles

We strive to help our members to be healthy, mind, body and soul. Our members say yes to healthy snacks, participate on sports teams, learn their way around a kitchen, and discuss the importance of healthy, balanced relationships on their way to becoming successful, self-sufficient adults.


  • Triple Play
  • Healthy Habits
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Chef Club

Academic Success

We are invested in the academic success of every member, every year and have a 100% graduation rate to show for it. We partner with parents, schools and other community stakeholders to ensure that all Club members advance and graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st century career.


  • Power Hour
  • Money Matters
  • Summer Brain Gain
  • Project Learn
  • MyFuture
  • Career Launch
  • Digital Arts
  • Notes for Notes

Career Readiness

Memphis has pioneered a program to help train and place hardworking teens in part-time jobs and graduates in productive careers. Our Juice Plus+ Technical Training Center was the first of its kind in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Here, students choose a career track from logistics, automotive, culinary, welding, and IT. They learn the skills they will need to enter the workforce while receiving training in the areas of customer service, money management, computer soft-skills and personal goal setting that will make them employees of choice.