BGC now enrolling for 2019-2020 school year

With summer winding down, Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is looking ahead the cooler days of fall and the start of the 2019-2020 school year. And for the more than 1,000 members served each year, back to school time also means back to the Club; enrollment in BGC’s afterschool program is now open. “We are excited to …

BGC names June Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our June Summer Program Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. Kinder Camp Zoey is the Kinder Camp Youth of the Month because, “she’s kind and friendly to all, helps her friends and …

BGC hits the jackpot with Casino Night

It was a night filled with high-stakes fun as Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri hosted Casino Night, presented by The W-K Family of Dealerships, June 13. The event, featuring a variety of games including blackjack, craps and roulette, raised nearly $19,000 for local children. “We are so thankful to everyone who attended, volunteered and sponsored Casino Night,” …

BGC names May Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our May Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Robert, 11, is the Youth of the Month because, “he always looks out for his peers with special needs to make sure …

BGC names April Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our April Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Austin, 13, is the Youth of the Month because, “he has really stepped up this month and showed his leadership skills. Austin …

BGC names March Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our March Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Brooklyn, 11, is the Youth of the Month because, “she is always willing to help and is the first to volunteer to …

BGC member wins State Youth of the Year contest

For the first time, a Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri member has been named the Missouri State Youth of the Year winner. Jazzmine Jones, 17, will now go on to compete at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Midwest Regional Youth of the Year competition, to be held in July.   “Jazzmine has overcome many obstacles …

BGC names Youth of the Month nominees for February

Congratulations to our February Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Caleigh, 10, is the Youth of the Month because, “she is always willing to help and is a great leader for her …

BGC names January Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our January Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Willy, 11, is Youth of the Month because, “he enjoys giving back to the community and being part of Torch Club. His …

2019 Youth of the Year winners named

After months of preparation, practice and hard work, three Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri members have succeed in receiving the Club’s highest honor – Youth of the Year. Skyline Site member Brittany White, Leeton Site member Landon Corson and Cole Camp Site winner Jazzmine Jones have been named the Elementary, Junior and Teen Youths of the Year, …

BGC names December Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our December Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Jace, 10, was chosen as Youth of the Month because, “he is one of the kindest kids you will ever meet. He …

BGC names November Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our November Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Eighth grader Daijah was chosen as Youth of the Month because, “she always comes to Club with a smile on her face …

BGC to host National Fine Arts Exhibit

The public is invited to a free art show featuring Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri members. The National Fine Arts Exhibit will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., December 6 at the Liberty Center Association for the Arts. “Art education is very important to us at Boys & Girls Club, especially because many of our members …

Club names October Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our October Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Eighth grader Annmarie is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “she is a true believer in what the Club stands for …

BGC member named state Youth Ambassador

A Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri member has been named a state Youth Ambassador by the Missouri AfterSchool Network. Annmarie Flett, 13, will have the opportunity to build leadership, public speaking and advocacy skills while representing the values and importance of afterschool programs across Missouri. Flett has been a Boys & Girls Club member since third grade …

Tyson named Community Partner of the Year

Tyson Foods has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Community Partner of the Year, during a special celebration event October 19. “Tyson has not only helped support our fundraising events, but was also instrumental in helping us secure a $100,000 grant for the La Monte Club Site in 2015,” said Executive Director Gary Beckman. “They …

BGC names September Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our September Youth of the Month nominees. We’d also like to give a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Fifth grader Abby is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “she is always the first to get involved in programs and …

BGC raises nearly $10,000 at golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri raised nearly $10,000 during its fifth annual Putting “Fore” The Kids Golf Tournament, presented by the WK Family of Dealerships and Kohl’s. Held Saturday at Royal Oaks Golf Course in Knob Noster, the event featured 15 golf teams competing for prizes and bragging rights, all to benefit the Boys & Girls …

BGC seeking teams for golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is seeking teams for its fifth annual Putting “Fore” The Kids Golf Tournament, presented by the WK Family of Dealerships and Kohl’s, slated for September 15 at Royal Oaks Golf Course in Knob Noster. The four-person scramble features a day on the links for a great cause, and includes carts, prizes …

BGC Board of Directors receives award

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Board of Directors has been named a 2018 League of EAGLES silver award winner, by Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The prestigious award measures six key elements of a strong board of directors: EAGLES or Engagement and attendance at board meetings, Asking others face-to-face for funding, Giving back by making …

BGC to open new Club Site in Dresden

Families in Dresden will soon have a new option for afterschool care with the opening of a new Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri Club Site. The Dresden Site will offer high-quality afterschool programs to all students at Pettis County R-XII, beginning August 23. “We are very excited to expand our services to the Dresden community,” said Director …

BGC names Youth of the Month nominees for May

Congratulations to the May Youth of the Month nominees! And a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a special treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Eighth grader Makenna is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “she is a great member and said she was honored to be named Youth …

BGC raises $12,000 with Hero Run

A morning filled with storms didn’t stop more than 120 area runners and walkers from helping to raise more than $12,000 for local children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Hero Run, presented by McCarthy Toyota of Sedalia. The 5K, which took place on the campus of State Fair Community College, was held Saturday as a …

BGC names April Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the March Youth of the Month nominees! And a special thanks to McDonald’s for sponsoring YOM – each Boys & Girls Club member will receive a special treat for their accomplishment. The CLUB Fifth grader Victor is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “he is very active in Torch Club and always has great ideas for getting …