Great Futures Moments
News from Boys & Girls Clubs
Community Partner Donates Food for Club Families
Thanks to the generosity of BGCA partner Instacart, summer camp families at our Northwest Academy of Law location received over $200 each worth of groceries. Instacart donated $25000 worth of food for all BGCSTL summer camps plus $5,000 to support general Club operations. Joining Dr. Flint Fowler at the food give-a-way was St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones. This summer, the City of St. Louis announced five youth programming sites for the summer, including this one at Northwest Academy, to keep youth safe and engaged while school is out of session. These neighborhood-based locations provide education and enrichment programming as well as wrap-around services for children and their families.
Scholarships Given to Honor Jim Butler
Thanks to everyone who participated in our Jim Butler's Charity Golf Classic! A special shout out to our event chair, Larry Parres, the golf committee, golfers, volunteers and all of our supporters! Because of you, we raised over $350,000 to support area youth! As part of this year’s event, the inaugural Jim Butler Sportsmanship Award was presented to two amazing Club members. The award was established to celebrate his devotion and service to the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis. Thanks to the generosity of the Butler and Sowers families, and his friends, Jim’s legacy will live on through this scholarship program.

Congratulations to Raykell B. (Riverview Gardens Club) and Tyrell H. (Teen Center of Excellence) for being selected as this year’s recipients of the Jim Butler Sportsmanship Award. Each received a $500 scholarship!
American Ballet Theatre Visits BGCSTL
SLIP Interns Working

Sixty-six interns participating in the St. Louis Internship Program have reached the halfway point of their summer work experiences as they continue to put into practice the skills and abilities they have learned. Participants are working in full-time internships throughout Metropolitan St. Louis (including a few at BGCSTL) in industries such as accounting/consultancy, social services, information technology and law. At the same time these young people are expanding their networks and continuing to hone their professional and technical skills. Nine members are participating in a virtual healthcare internship, four in Cybersecurity sessions and twenty-six enrolled in the “Pre-Internship Component” where they completed S.U.I.T.S. (Students Using Intellect to Soar) Summer Institute which includes a two-week experience with Maryville University.
Summer Highlights

While we continue to monitor public health guidelines and prioritize the safety of our members, staff, and their families, it has been wonderful to see so many smiling faces for in-person programming this summer at eleven BGCSTL locations. Campers participated in everything from the new Esports program, to golfing and tennis lessons, a few field trips, swim lessons, theatre arts programming, financial education, healthy habits, tee ball and so much more!! It’s been a summer filled with fun experiences that we’ve been sharing on social media all summer long! To view many of the campers experiences in photos and videos, click here.

Back to School Programs

We will be offering afterschool and back to school programs at many of our locations during the academic year starting on the first day of school. Programs include academic support services (tutoring and homework help), sports and fitness programs, visual and performing arts, and much more. Contact your Club for additional details about program offerings, fees and scholarships. 

For more program highlights, click here.
New Tennis Courts
at Mathews-Dickey Club
Thanks to many generous donors, members at BGCSTL Mathews-Dickey Club now have new ADA compliant tennis courts! The $75,000 rehab included new fencing, nets, court resurfacing, gates and a shade canopy. Partners for the project include City Academy, Love Foundation, Local USTA and Project 5.
Great Futures Gala: Jerseys & Jewels
Save the date for the Great Futures Gala themed “Jerseys & Jewels” on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The event will once again be a drive-in/tailgate style extravaganza held outdoors on the Upper MUNY parking lot in Forest Park. The venue will boast all of the expected amenities like a center stage, large outdoor movie screens, an emcee, musical entertainment and dinner. Within this enclosed area, people will enjoy our Gala from the privacy and comfort of their cars to allow for social distancing and promote safety. Our 2022 Youth of the Year will also be announced that evening as we celebrate the impact BGCSTL continues to have on youth. Event Co-Chairs are Leah & Chris Harris, Nancy & Jim Wolfe, John Stupp III & Catherine Toben and Kathryn & Jim Sansone. To sponsor or purchase tickets, click here
Recognition Event & Alumni Hall of Honor

Join us virtually on Thursday, August 12 for the BGCSTL Annual Recognition event as we celebrate the commitment of our staff, board members and community partners! We will also induct a new class to the BGCSTL Alumni Hall of Honor. The program begins at 6 pm. The link to watch live will be released a few days prior to the event.
Women’s Leadership Circle Mix & Mingle

Thanks to the thirty-two women who joined us for a speed-networking event hosted by our Women’s Leadership Circle (WLC). The Circle provides women the opportunity to connect socially generating resources that positively impact the lives of youth served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis. The group enjoyed music, food and giveaways. They even learned and discussed the history of the Club, and how they can help our children learn and grow. Next up is the Holiday Sip & Shop on December 2, 2021 at the Vault. More details to come. An annual gift of $1,000 or more qualifies you for a membership into the Women’s Leadership Circle. To view more photos from the event, click here. To join or for additional details, click here.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. BGCSTL provides after-school, teen, sports and summer programs to youth across the Bi-State Region while also providing a safe place for them to learn and grow. The Clubs serve youth across the region at twelve locations, including (Adams Park Club, Boys & Girls Club of Bethalto, Boys & Girls Club of Lovejoy, Hazelwood Elementary School Club, Herbert Hoover Club, Mathews-Dickey Club, Normandy High School, O’Fallon Park Club, Riverview Gardens Club, Roosevelt High School, Hazelwood Southeast Middle School Club and the Teen Center of Excellence). We also operate Mentor St. Louis and the St. Louis Internship Program.
2901 North Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63107
Phone: (314) 335-8000