Great Futures Start Here

-We provide a safe place to learn and grow ongoing relationships with caring adult professional life enhancing programs character development experiences hope and opportunity.



To inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

About Us

The Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Empire consists of four separate units that accommodate the different school systems in our area. Every location provides a safe environment staffed by caring adult mentors and volunteers.

Club members ages 5 to 18 enjoy after-school and summer programs that allow them to develop lasting friendships and empower them to make great futures a reality.

All Boys & Girls Club programs are based on a youth development strategy that builds self-confidence and self-esteem and fosters a sense of belonging, competence, usefulness, and influence.

Young People Who Need Us Most
Outcome-Driven Club Experience

The Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development are

Priority Outcomes

Our focus

All of our programs are designed to accomplish three key goals for our youth:

Academic Success

For all youth members to graduate from high school ready for college, trade school, the military, or employment.

Good Character and Citizenship

For all youth members to become engaged citizens who are involved in their communities, register to vote, and model strong character.

Healthy Lifestyles

For all youth members to adopt a healthy diet, practice healthy lifestyle choices, and make a lifelong commitment to fitness.


Club members ages 5 to 18 enjoy after-school programs from 2:30–6:30 pm and activities that allow them to develop lasting friendships and empower them to make 

great futures a reality.

Programs and Activities

  • Homework Help
  • Snacks and Games
  • Snacks
  • STEM
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Torch Club


Club membership is $25 a year.
Weekly childcare costs is $20-$25.

Bluff City Unit

Bluff City Elementary School
282 J. Forrest Thomas Street
Bluff City, TN 37618

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Serving the following schools:

  • Bluff City Elementary
  • Bluff City Middle
Bristol, Tennessee Unit

701 Florida Ave
Bristol, TN 37620                 423-470-9187


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Serving the following schools:

  • Fairmount Elementary 
  • Anderson Elementaryef
  • Avoca Elementary 
  • Holston View Elementary 
Abingdon Unit

Woodland Hills Christian Church                                16173 Elementary Dr. Abingdon, VA 24210



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 Abingdon’s summer registration: 


Serving the following schools:

  • Abingdon Elementary 
  • Watauga Elementary 
  • Greendale Elementary 
  • E.B. Stanley Middle 
Bristol, Virginia Unit

334 Rebecca Street
Bristol, VA 24201

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Bristol, Virginia’s summer registration: 


Teen Center

Quarry St.
Bristol, VA

Serving Ages 13-18


Teen Center (Bristol, VA ages 13-18):  Summer Registration 


Serving the following schools:

  • Virginia Middle
  • Stonewall Jackson
  • Washington Lee Elementary
  • Van Pelt Elementary
  • Highland View Elementary 


For more information on how to volunteer with Boys & Girls Club of the Mountain Empire call 276-669-8932 or email


Kathy Lowdermilk

Chief Executive Officer

Kaitlynn Snider

Director of Operations

Christine Foote

Eric Coleman

Unit Director

Wendy Bryant

Program Director

Special Thanks to Our Partners