Our Mission:
Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Our Vision:
Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Our Commitment to Inclusion:
We believe every kid has what it takes. The mission and core beliefs of Boys & Girls Clubs fuel our commitment to promoting safe, positive and inclusive environments for all. Boys & Girls Clubs of America supports all youth and teens – of every race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, ability, socio-economic status, and religion – in reaching their full potential.

In every community boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship on the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.

We work to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

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Our History

Our Club was organized in 1917 as the Savannah Boys’ Club by Mr. Frank Callen, a local probation officer. In 1922, the Club became a member of the Boys Clubs of America. In 1954, the Charlton St. Club was renamed the Frank Callen Boys Club in memory of the organization’s founder. The Savannah Club was a leader in national efforts to include girls by accepting girls as members in the early fifties. In keeping with the National Boys & Girls Club movement, the club officially changed its name to the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club in 1992.

The Club has shown tremendous growth over the last 100 years and has been a positive influence in the lives of thousands of boys and girls. Many have become productive members of their communities and some have made outstanding achievements in athletics, politics, business, and in a variety of professional areas.

Leadership

Administrative
Vincent J. Del Monte, Executive Director
Brenda Wiley, Administrative Assistant

Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs
Frank Callen Unit

Karen Hamilton, Senior Unit Director
Mike Hamilton, Program Director
Larry Johnson, Triple Play & Fitness Programs Director
Johnny Williams, Special Initiatives Program Director
Asane Reynolds, Program Coordinator
Dashawna Carstens, Kids Cafe
Latifah Best, Membership
Donisha Rowe, SMART Moves Coordinator
C’Asia Griffin, Club Tech Program Coordinator
Herbert Morris, Teen Center Program Coordinator
Qiana Thompson, Program Coordinator
Rodney Simmons, Sports Coordinator

Board of Directors

A volunteer board of directors govern the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs. The board is comprised of men and women who are corporate executives, community leaders, club alumni and long-time, individual supporters. Our volunteer board provides policy direction and development leadership to the Club and meets every other month, with committees meeting on the alternative month.

Officers
John Brooks, Chairman
James Green, Vice Chair
Scott Coker, Treasurer
Jasmine Gilliam, Secretary

Board Members
Chris Corcoran, Jeffery Davis, Kenny Foster, Melissa Gordon, Connell Heyward, Kitti Jackson, Corine Ackerson-Jones, Eldon Kennedy, Raymond Rouse, Jordan Urban, Edna Walthour, Malcolm Williams, Al Wright

Emeritus Board
Vic Bell, Mike Hostilo, Ted Dennard

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