"To inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens."
Memberships are $2.00 annually for boys & girls 7 to 18. Activities include: Athletics, Computer Training, Crafts, Woodworking, Science Lab, Photography, Leadership Training, Swimming, Day and Resident Camping, Homework Help, Tutoring and Job Training.
There are currently six Boys and Girls Clubs in Memphis:
IRA SAMELSON JR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
894 Isabelle, 324-5763
GOODWILL BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
903 Walker, 946-8213
DIXIE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
919 Delmar, 525-0654
JOHN DUSTIN BUCKMAN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
1100 Vollintine, 527-7994
SOUTHSIDE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
677 Richmond, 774-1163
DOWNTOWN PORTER BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
620 Lauderdale, 946-9222
Rt. #1, Como, MS
The Phoenix Club is a civic-minded group of young professionals. Founded in Memphis over 50 years ago, this philanthropy has been dedicated to providing resources, particularly financial, to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis since it brought the first Boys Club to the city back in 1962.
Today its members carry on its legacy of fund raising through various events such as its popular greeting cards campaign and Mardi Gras party. This year the group is taking over another fine event - the Harbor Town 5k. These fund raising events enable the Phoenix Club to helping the Boys and Girls Clubs fund its six city clubs and its summer camp in Sardis, Mississippi.
For more information, call any of the Clubs or the administrative office at 278-2947.