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Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale

Since 2004, the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale (BGCC) has welcomed thousands of young people through its doors afterschool. Inside they find mentors, tutors, role models, and friends that will help them learn, grow, and develop in ways that will help them succeed in school, in the community, and in life. Together everyday we are pursuing our Club Vision: To raise up a generation of children who will change the culture of the community for generations to come. You can become part of this vision. We welcome you to Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale.

Tina Carpenter, CEO

BGCC Vision statement

To raise a generation of children who will change the culture of the community for generations to come.

Leadership Team

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Tina Carpenter

Executive Director
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tcarpenter@bgc-cdale.org

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Monique House

Business Manager
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mhouse@bgc-cdale.org

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Director of Operations
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Kurt Ford

Unit Director Main Site
kford@bgc-cdale.org
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Brittany Swims

21st Century Programs  Director/CMS Program Manager
bswims@bgc-cdale.org
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Meghan Carroll

Rebound- Program Manager
mcarrol@bgc-cdale.org
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Brianna Lane

Program Manager Lewis School
blane@bgc-cdale.org

Main Club Site

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Since 2004 the old Carbondale High School Gym and lower level have been the home of the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale. The lower level houses nine activity rooms, some of which serve as home base for different age groups. Outside play space behind and on the side of the building offer ample room for sports, recreation programs and events.

Membership
  • $20.00 per year (January through December) for those Kindergarten (must be at least 6 years old) through 8thgrade
  • High School membership fee is $10.00 per year (January through December)

Hours of Operation School Year

  • 3:00 – 7:00 pm Monday through Thursdays; 3:00 – 5:00 pm on Fridays
  • Extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for high school youth – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Extended hours on Friday evenings for high school youth – 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Hours of Operation Summer

  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday
  • Extended hours on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for high school youth – 5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Extended hours on Friday evenings for high school youth – 5:00 – 7 :00 pm

Rebound Alternative High School

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In 2016 Rebound became a formally chartered unit of the BGCC. The Rebound program is also known as S.T.E.P.S – Strides Towards Exceptional Personal Success. This is one of three programs operated by BGCC in the Carbondale Public Schools that is funded by the federal 21st Century Community learning Center grant. Education, Leadership, Counseling, and Recreation Programs are the focus. In addition, teens at Rebound may opt to attend other afterschool programs at the Main Club site.

No Membership fee

Hours of Operation

  • 8:30 – 3:15 year round

Lewis School

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The second of the 21st Century Learning Center sites serves youth in 6th through 8th grades. This program called “J.U.M.P.” (Just Us Making Progress) meets at CMS from 3 to 5 pm. Members may also take a bus to the Main Club site to continue with other activities until 7 pm or later.

No Membership fee

Hours of Operation

  • School year hours – 2:45 – 5:15
  • Summer hours – 8:00 – 1:00 for June only

Carbondale Middle School

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The third of the 21st Century Learning Center sites serves youth in 4th and 5th grades. This program is called P.R.I.D.E., which stands for “Preparing Responsible Individuals Determined for Excellence.”

No Membership fee

Hours of Operation

  • School year hours – 3:00 – 5:15
  • Summer hours – 8:00 – 1:00 for June only

Beginning July 5th youth who attend any of the BGCC sites may attend programming at the main site.

History of Carbondale Boys & Girls Club

2017

2017

New Executive Director hired.
2016

October 2016

BGCC receives Gold Impact Award from BGCA
2015

2015

The BGCC celebrated its 11th anniversary and continues to mature and expand in its program offerings, outreach, and partnership throughout the community.
2005

2005

The City of Carbondale was honored as a finalist for the Govenor’s Cup for Community Volunteerism in support of youth development initiatives.
2004

2004

Became affiliated with Boys and Girls Club of America (BGCA)  and became the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale (BGCC)
2001

2000-03

The Carbondale Community Teen Center incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and provided limited programs.
1997

1997

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