Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee

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Thanks to the generous support of our community members, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee (headquartered in Columbia, TN) now serves more than 1,200 youth each year. We are committed to serving ALL youth and families who need us, regardless of household income. It costs our organization approximately $53 per week to provide a child with our life-changing services.

This includes a healthy afterschool snack; daily homework help and tutoring by certified teachers; a safe, positive environment; trained youth development professionals who build caring relationships with the youth we serve; and much more.

Many of the families we serve are not able to pay what it costs the Club to provide services. Our membership fees are structured so that parents only pay what they can afford to pay, and financial assistance and full scholarships are offered to any family who needs it. Approximately 58% of members currently receive financial aid or full scholarships. As a result, we must fundraise to close that gap for our low-income families and ensure that the Club is available for all kids who need it.  For 2023, we must raise over $1.4 million to close that gap. Your support is needed now more than ever, so that we can continue to serve even more kids this year. When you support the Club, you ensure that we never have to turn a family away due to an inability to pay.

There are many ways that you can give back to the Club and help ensure Great Futures Start Here for kids in our community.

Volunteers are key in our mission of ensuring the young people we serve grow up to become productive, responsible citizens of our community. You can make a huge difference in the life of a child by giving your time, and positive adult role models are crucial in the successful development of our youth. Some of our youth may not even get those positive role models anywhere else outside of the Club. Whether you volunteer in daily Homework Help, teach our youth special skills like piano or knitting, or mentor youth through programs like SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood, you can serve alongside our staff as we work together to create a safe, positive environment for our kids where they know that caring adults are invested in their lives and their success. Even just one hour per week can have a positive impact on a child’s life.

Volunteer opportunities are also available with administrative tasks such as cleaning, organizing, filing, stuffing and addressing envelopes for Club mailings, event set up/break down, etc.  These tasks are just as important in ensuring the success of our youth, and volunteer assistance within the administrative offices is greatly valued.

Contact Dustin Laster at or (931) 490-9401 x2623 to learn more about our various volunteer opportunities.

Click here to download our volunteer application and return your completed forms to or 210 West 8th St. Columbia, TN 38401. The entrance to our administrative offices is around the back side of this building, and can be accessed from High Street through the parking lot shared by us and First Presbyterian Church.

Once your completed forms are turned in, a staff member will contact you to schedule a volunteer orientation and Club tour.

By donating to our Be the One Annual Campaign, you can be the one to make a difference in the life of a child. You can be the one to give the gift of the Club to a child in need. Your gift to the Club will support more than 400 youth per day by providing a healthy snack, physical fitness time, help with homework, caring mentors, and more – every time they walk through our doors.

Over 4,000 kids in Maury & Giles Counties currently live below the poverty level. Our membership has tripled since 2015 and we are excited to now be serving more than 1,200 kids per year, but we know that we need to be doing more in order to truly change the odds for kids in our community. Will you help us serve even more kids this year?

Your gift today can help change a child’s future.

Make a gift by mail –

Make your check out to “Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee” and mail your gift to

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee

210 W. 8th Street

Columbia, TN 38401

**To allocate your gift to the Pulaski Club, make sure you include “Pulaski” in the memo.**

Sign up for monthly giving –

Want to become one of our Monthly Heroes? Click here to download and complete the Monthly Heroes pledge form, then return the form by mail (210 W. 8th St. Columbia, TN 38401) or email to Your information will be kept secure in our administrative offices. You may also use the online donation page to set up monthly bank drafts.

By becoming a Monthly Hero, you will provide consistent, sustaining support to the Club and ensure Great Futures for more than 1,200 kids per year. Want to learn more about our Monthly Heroes program? Call Lauren La Porte at (931) 490-9401 ext.2606 for more information.

Make a gift by phone or request a postage paid envelope –

Call Chief Development Officer Lauren La Porte at (931)490-9401 ext.2606.

Donate online click here to reach our secure online donation page.

If you have any issues donating online, please call (931)490-9401 ext.2606 and we will assist you as soon as possible.

Donate with a Donor Advised Fund –


Our corporate sponsorship program offers companies the opportunity to make a lasting, positive impact on the youth of south central Tennessee, while also building goodwill in our community through increased recognition for their contributions and partnership with the oldest and most recognizable youth development organization in the U.S. These partnerships also provide corporations’ employees with opportunities to attend events with other top community leaders, as well as a convenient outlet for meaningful volunteer opportunities.

Click here to view this year’s corporate sponsorship packet.

Interested in sponsoring our Pulaski Club to support youth in Giles County? Contact Giles County Executive Director Devon Yurko at or (931) 424-5815 for more information.

Contact Director of Resource Development Missy Naff at or (931) 490-9401 ext.2604 to learn more about how your company can become a corporate sponsor of the Club.

The Heritage Club is an association of friends of Boys & Girls Clubs from all across the country. Like you, these people seek to ensure that the future needs of our nation’s youth are met by including Boys & Girls Clubs in their will.

Many of our friends like to include a gift to the Club in their will. Would you like to become a lifetime supporter of a cause that has been important to you in your life? By including Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee in your will, your legacy of providing a brighter future for our kids will live on for years to come.

To include the Club in your will, trust, or estate, please designate Boys & Girls Club of Maury County Inc. , 210 W. 8th St. Columbia, TN 38401, EIN 62-1611131.

Click here for a free guide with information about leaving a charitable gift in your will.

If you have questions or would like to learn more about including Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Tennessee in your will, contact Chief Development Officer Lauren La Porte at (931) 490-9401 ext.2606 or


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