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.

OUR MISSION

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 14 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.

Enrollment

Club members ages 5 to 14 enjoy after-school programs from 2:30–6:30pm 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
423-534-9703

Register for afterschool:   https://app.tryplayground.com/listings/3BjI0QmUjCzNk9y6JSvv

Register for summer  https://app.tryplayground.com/listings/I12G5KBruqJccvTJE24D

Serving the following schools:

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

701 Florida Ave
Bristol, TN 37620
276-591-0228

Register for afterschool:   https://app.tryplayground.com/listings/LCcLUjXX2asqFQhZm8ma

Register for summer:   https://app.tryplayground.com/listings/oW1IXBz30iuTsHEhsmYK

Serving the following schools:

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

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

276-696-9923

Register for afterschool: https://app.tryplayground.com/listings/zklZYXtzqFdq6VRpPjGn

Register for summer:   https://app.tryplayground.com/listings/1JDPDCInXNZBxan7P5qd

Serving the following schools:

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

334 Rebecca Street
Bristol, VA 24201
276-669-8921

Register for afterschool:   https://app.tryplayground.com/listings/TcuCUB17uDD5uzhmiHT6

Register for summer:   https://app.tryplayground.com/listings/8jsOSNnKC8n3MhfuRYTQ

Serving the following schools:

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

Please print out the form linked above and bring the completed application to your preferred site to register.

Volunteer

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

staff

Kathy Lowdermilk

Chief Executive Officer

kathy.lowdermilk@bgcme.net

Kaitlynn Snider

Director of Operations

kaitlynn.snider@bgcme.net

Christine Foote

Virginia Unit Director

christine.foote@bgcme.net

Eric Coleman

Tennessee Unit Director

eric.coleman@bgcme.net

Wendy Bryant

Program Director

wendy.bryant@bgcme.net

Special Thanks to Our Partners

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