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The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Georgia has proudly served the youth of Pickens and Gilmer Counties since 2005. Home to five clubs, we provide safe places where children can find learning, recreation and companionship in the afternoons and evenings. Read more about the impact we make.

Our Mission

To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Our Boys & Girls Clubs Provide

  • A safe place to learn and grow

  • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences

  • Hope and opportunity

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Heritage Fencing Supports Mile of Quarters Campaign at West End!

West End Club member Charlee, receives a roll of quarters from Allen Burton, owner of Heritage Fencing. This is slightly over one yard towards our goal of raising 5,280 feet/1760 yards! On behalf our children and families, thank you Mr. Burton and Heritage Fencing for helping us to reach our goal of one mile!

Allen Burton, owner of Heritage Fencing gives a roll of quarters to West End Club member Charlee and her friends.

New Youth Center

Despite our success, there are children who need us, but we can't serve them – we've outgrown our space.

Our new Boys & Girls Youth Center will help us continue our mission of creating a positive place for kids. Click on the image for more information:

Club Supplies Needed

Our Clubs are gearing up for our upcoming school year and are in need of items. If you can donate items or funds for these supplies, please contact:

Michele Brackin
Executive Director

  • pencils, pens, paint, art supplies
  • paper - lined, copy
  • books, musical instruments
  • board games, balls, outside games
  • cleaning supplies

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Mile of Quarters Campaign

Going the Extra Mile for Kids!

Do you have some extra change lying around? An old jar of quarters? Please help the BGCNG by participating in our "Mile of Quarters" campaign! We're out to gather one mile of quarters.

  • 1 foot = 13 quarters ($3.25)

  • 1 yard = 39 quarters ($9.75)

  • 1 mile = 5,280 feet / 1760 yards

We have all the materials for collecting and wrapping coins. If you or your organization would like to help us with our effort (or donate cash), please contact:

Michele Brackin
Executive Director

South Cherokee Beginning Driver Training Scholarship Awarded to BGCNG Member

Gene and Osa Martens, owners of the South Cherokee Driver Improvement Clinic, presented Andy Thacker a scholarship to attend their Beginner Driver Training class that took place in early September. Andy has been a Boys & Girls Club member for over one year and qualified for this scholarship through criteria established by the BGCNG Board of Directors and South Cherokee Driver Improvement Clinic. Thank you Gene and Osa Martens for making this happen for one of our Club members!

South Cherokee Driver Improvement Clinic is located at 1623 East Church Street, Jasper. Stop by, call 706-692-1632 or visit for more information about upcoming classes offered for teens and adults.

Andy Thacker and Michele Brackin, Executive Director of the BGCNG thank Gene and Osa Martens for sponsoring Andy's driver training class.

Royston and Bojangles Support BGCNG!

Now more than ever, community partners play a critical role in shaping the lives of America’s young people. This is where Boys & Girls Clubs are uniquely posi­tioned to make a significant difference with the support of community individuals and businesses. Royston and Bojangles believe in our mission and we are continually grateful for their financial support.


Renasant Bank Supports Mile of Quarters Campaign!

Thanks to Renasant Bank for encouraging patrons to support the BGCNG!

Michele Brackin, Executive Director receives a donation from Angie Jones, Pickens President of Renasant Bank for the Miles of Quarters Campaign.

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Community Resources

We are in need of a Volunteer Coordinator to help us organize programs and volunteers in our 5 clubs. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Michele Brackin at or call 706.253.2582.

Power Hour Extends Learning Beyond the School Day


The Boys & Girls Club Power Hour program helps drive positive outcomes for youth in the area of academic success by extending learning beyond the school day. It offers a structured time and place for Club staff and volunteers to help members complete their homework -- and start each school day better prepared and with a sense of confidence and competence. In addition, Power Hour offers small-group or one-on-one tutoring assistance for members identified as needing additional help with specific subjects or skills. See club members in action!

Great Futures Start Here - Video

BGCA’s Great Futures Start Here PSA was directed by Ron Howard and features 21 prominent Club alumni including co-spokespersons Denzel Washington and Jennifer Lopez. Video soundtrack features Beyonce’s I Was Here, written by Diane Warren. Click on the video image below to see the :30 clip.



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