News and Events

News and Events

Annual Be Great Golf Classic

Each fall Boys & Girls Club of Walker County hosts a Be Great Golf Classic to raise operating funds for our programs.  Learn more about how YOU can participate in this year’s event.

Something to Give Thanks For . . .

Thanksgiving Baskets is a program of the Boys & Girls Club to assist deserving families in Walker County to celebrate Thanksgiving.  Through the sponsorship of the Salvation Army and Walmart, we will be able to put a turkey with the all the fixings on the tables of 17 families this Thanksgiving Day.

HELP!  Santa Has a BIG Job . . .

Every year the Boys & Girls Club takes the lead in making sure that our at-risk children have a good Christmas experience.  Through the Santa’s Helpers  program, the Boys & Girls Club brings Christmas joy to almost 300 children in Walker County.  Many area businesses, organizations, and individuals donate toys, games, food, clothing, or Christmas decorations so that these children will have presents under their Christmas tree — and, in some cases, have a tree at all.  Knowing that they are valued increases our kids’ self-esteem and senses of well-being and belonging.  Both Entergy and Walmart have stepped up to be major Santa’s Helpers in 2011.


Two New Programs to Assist Our Kids . . .

Sight for Students Program.  Boys & Girls Club has partnered with the Sights for Students Program to provide eye exams and glasses to any child who doesn’t have a vision plan and is not on Medicaid.  Dr. Stephen Means, a Boys & Girls Club supporter, is one of the partnering providers.

BackPack Buddy Club.   Boys & Girls Club has partnered with the Houston Food Bank to make sure that all children have adequate food during the weekend.  There is a strong correlation between nutrition and school performance.  So, each Friday the Boys & Girls Club provides five pounds of food to 50 Club members to supplement what is available at home.


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Weekly Highlight: Partnership with Houston Food Bank a Community Success

Boys & Girls Club of Walker County (BGCWC) has partnered with Houston Food Bank to benefit the Huntsville community in two important ways.  First, Houston Food Bank delivers fresh produce every 3rd Thursday of each month. BGCWC distributes the fresh produce to appreciative families in our community with the help of volunteers that help us […]

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Weekly Highlight: Children Learn Fruits of the Spirit

Boys & Girls Club youth had a great discussion last week with Pastor Kyle Dennis, Joshalyn Jones, Jordan Buckley, and Mary Laurent of First Christian Church.  They discussed the fruits of the Holy Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control), being God’s sheep.  And they created this cute “sheep” art to […]

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Weekly Highlight: Our Starz Shine at Fair on the Square

At Boys & Girls Club, every child is a Star! We encourage every child to be themselves and be great at what they like to do. Our Youth Development Professionals and volunteers help push their talents to the next level. Our dance & step teams – Boys & Girls Club Starz – performed this weekend […]

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Weekly Highlight: BookUp Resumes

Fun Reading is back!!! Book-Up Club at Boys & Girls Club has begun again — now better than ever.  This year we have partnered with SHSU to transport Boys & Girls Club Book-Up members to the SHSU campus for their weekly meetings.  Every Wednesday Book-Up leader, Amanda O’Banion, picks them up in a SHSU bus.  […]

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Weekly Highlight: SHSU Freshmen Gift the Club

Each year at Freshman Orientation, the incoming class of Sam Houston State University has the opportunity to participate in a service project to help the community of Huntsville. The students and their families, along with the SHSU Orientation Team, had the opportunity this year to take part in a Penny War, which collected money for […]

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Weekly Highlight: 9/11 Observance Day

Last week our youth participated in I WILL join 9/11 Observance Day; we remembered our heroes! During art time our youth had the opportunity to draw and color about our 9/11 heroes. We discussed the important and dangerous job that our U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, as well as our community police, firefighters, wildfire teams, […]

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Weekly Highlight: Are YOU Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Are YOU smarter than a 5th Grader? Two SHSU student organizations, MEN OF HONOR and Unit 6816 of NAACP, challenged Boys & Girls Club youth to a fun competition this week at the university. Three groups of Boys & Girls Club 5th and 6th graders competed against three groups of college students to see who […]

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Weekly Highlight: Where’s Waldo?

Things were bustling last week as the 2013 after-school program kicked off at our two Club sites – Scott Johnson Elementary and the MLK Recreation Center.  We are already in full swing, and the clubs are filling up fast. The City’s Emergency Management Coordinator, John Waldo, stopped by the MLK Club last week.  While our […]

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Weekly Highlight: Back to School with Great Staff

Last week Boys & Girls Club was closed for staff orientation and training, and replenishing our supplies for the new school year.This week we are back in action and ready for another great year!! We are ready to start back with our character-building and leadership programs such as SMART Moves, SMART Girls, PASSPORT TO MANHOOD, […]

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Weekly Highlight: Visit from the Dairy

Boys & Girls Club had a great guest last week, Larry Graham, who brought with him a beautiful dairy cow! Larry came to the Club and gave our youth a lesson on dairy products!  Our youth understood how dairy products are made, why they are good for your body, and what vitamins you find in […]