Give the Next Generation the Support They Need to Be Great

At Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier we strive to inspire each generation to Be Great. Watch the stories below from Jerome, Jaiyah, and Fred, who all credit BGCL with shaping them into the community leaders they are today.

Their stories are only a few of the lives that have been changed, and there are many more stories to write. But for today’s kids to become tomorrow’s leaders, they need safe spaces, mentors and meaningful life experiences today, and we can’t do these things without your help.

The next generation is our greatest gift. And they’re the only one we’ve got.


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From Club Kids to Great Futures

Club Kid to Fire Chief

“The Club opened their doors and encouraged me. They showed me a different life. I will always remember the trip we took to the Gainesville Fire Department.”

– Jerome Yarbrough

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Club Kid to Youth of the Year

“Becoming a member of the Club gave me a future. Whether it was a game, event, or even just sitting down and talking to my favorite staff members, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier gave me a reason to wake up in the morning.”

-Jaiyah Stringer

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From Club Kid to Mentor

“The Boys & Girls Club meant so much to me as a child because it introduced me to so many amazing opportunities and skills and created amazing relationships that I will hold onto forever.”

-Fred Payne

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