Save the date for this year’s annual Youth of the Year Gala scheduled for October 17, 2024 at the beautiful new Bourbon Brother’s Boot Barn in Gainesville! More details coming soon. 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier (BGCL) programs count on the support of community members, just like you, to ensure that as many children as possible have access to much needed support, opportunities, and education. With a contribution to our Futures for Kids Campaign, you can join us in our quest to give kids the tools they need to be successful in academics and in life, touching the lives of children and teens in and around Hall, Habersham, Buford, and Forsyth. Your donations empower all that we do here at BGCL and truly help to create bright futures for the more than 1,500 kids we serve each day. 

Thank you to all of those who attended our Be Great Gala on October 19, 2023 at the Ramsey Conference Center and making the evening such a success! 

2023 Keynote Speaker Malcolm Mitchell

When former New England Patriot’s wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell first entered the University of Georgia, he could only read at a junior high level – something he realized after attending his first English class and recognizing he wasn’t at the same literacy levels as his peers. But being the competitor that he is, Mitchell overcame his obstacles and vowed to improve.

Helping Hands Award


Dr. & Mrs. Wiley and Judy Black will be presented with the Phillip Sartain Helping Hands Award in recognition of their unwavering commitment to the lives of thousands of young people.

The Phillip Sartain Helping Hands Award is given annually to those that have – through service, dedication and commitment – improved children’s lives at Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier.

Building Great Futures Partnership Award


Cargill will receive the Building Great Futures Partnership Award. Each year, this award is given to a partner that has demonstrated a commitment to young people in our community through leadership and service.

To make a pledge, send your completed 2024 Futures for Kids Commitment Form to Terri Tubbs at or at our mailing address at the bottom of the form.

Have You Already Made Your Contribution?

Donors who have been contacted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier to submit your Guest List for the Youth of the Year Gala, please do so here.