The Abbeville Boys and Girls Club were founded in 2013 by a group of concerned individuals in response to the growing needs for the children of our community. The Club was initially staffed by volunteer board members. In 2014, in an effort clarify our area of responsibility. We are a membership club of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Youth Development Strategy
The efforts of youth professionals, parents and guardians, volunteers, concerned citizens, schools, and local agencies come together to provide opportunities for our children to live full, satisfying and productive lives. It is important that all programs and activities promote these efforts to their full potential. The Youth Development Strategy is designed to build self-esteem and allow our children to grow into responsible and caring adults by using four basic principles. These four principles are described as senses:
A sense of competence: Young people gain confidence in their skills.
A sense of usefulness: Young people know the satisfaction of doing something of value for others.
A sense of power and influence: Young people know their opinions are heard and valued.
A sense of belonging: Young people know they are welcome and accepted.
113 Gilliam Street., Abbeville, AL 36130
Unit Director, Neandra Turner
“Every day I have the opportunity to assist those directly from all areas of our community by our organization. The satisfaction I receive from watching their success as they grow with our organization is truly something challenging and rewarding”