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Flint Fowler to Retire After 28 years of Service to Area Youth; Grew Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis to 11 Sites

Dr. Flint W. Fowler, who has grown the Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) from one location in 1996 to 11 sites serving nearly 14,000 youth, today announced he will retire at the end of this year. Jim Clark, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America said, “Flint Fowler has been a force for good for almost 30 years within the Boys & Girls movement. He also served as a state, regional, and national leader within the Boys & Girls Clubs system on the President’s...

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BEST BUY TEEN TECH CENTER OPEN HOUSE

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) Herbert Hoover Club, invites families and area teens to the Best Buy Teen Tech Center Open House on Thursday, May 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis Volunteerism & Leadership Winners Announced

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) proudly announces the 2024 Women’s Leadership Table For Four honorees.  Seventeen-year-old Kierra Shipp captured the Dr. Joan Silber Award for Volunteerism and Leadership, and eighteen-year-old Kenneth Cunningham won Dr. Flint Fowler and June McAllister Fowler Volunteerism & Leadership Award. Both winners are BGCSTL St. Louis Internship Program & Teen Center of Excellence members. Shipp and Cunningham will be honored at the annual...

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Federal funding means new Bethalto Boys & Girls Club building

BETHALTO - The Bethalto Boys & Girls Club will be building a new clubhouse, thanks in part to $1 million secured by U.S. Rep. Nikki Budzinski. The project is among a number of local recipients of federal funding in spending bills signed into law last week. Local projects to receive $9.4 million According to Budzinski’s office, six Metro East Projects will receive $9.4 million, while the entire 13th Congressional District will benefit from approximately $136 million in special project...

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THANK YOU, ROSS DRESS FOR LESS SHILOH FOR HELPING LOCAL KIDS THRIVE

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) Bethalto, Illinois Club received a generous monetary boost from Ross Dress For Less in Shiloh this past weekend. Ross Dress For Less Shiloh Regional Manager Seth Pike presented BGCSTL President Dr. Flint Fowler with a $2500 check at the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the store.   BGCSTL President Dr. Flint Fowler said, “We are extremely excited to have the support of our local Ross Dress For Less. Thank you to former Club kid and Ross...

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Boys & Girls Club Bethalto to receive funding sponsored by Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13)

As part of a spending bill sponsored by Illinois Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski (IL-13), BGC Bethalto Club will receive $1,000,000 to construct a new clubhouse next to the current facility in Bethalto, Illinois.   Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) President Dr. Flint Fowler said, "We are grateful to Congresswoman Budzinski for recognizing the impact of BGC Bethalto on our children's lives." Dr. Fowler added, "This investment ensures our youth have a safe and state-of-the-art...

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Women Lead The Way In Empowering The Next Generation Of Youth

Learn how women are taking charge and empowering the next generation of youth through leadership and social impact. Discover the impact of women’s empowerment on youth development. Table for Four brings together influential leaders for a worthy cause It is that time of the year! The highly anticipated Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) Annual Women’s Leadership Table for Four Luncheon will be held Thursday, April 11, 2024, from 11 am – 1 pm at the Ritz Carlton, 100 Carondelet...

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ON THE MOVE: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis Announces New Board Members

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) proudly welcomes four new board members dedicated to inspiring and empowering Club youth to succeed and champion opportunities to prepare them for the future.  BGCSTL President Dr. Flint Fowler says, “We are excited to add four new board members who bring their expertise, passion, and experience to help us get our youth future-ready.”   Boys & Girls Clubs play a significant role in the lives of more than 4 million young...

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Foot Locker Makes A Generous Donation

Thanks to Foot Locker -Galleria, Markeetious Fisher & his team, BGC Adams Park Club members had a pizza party, dodgeball game & several fun activities! Markeetious & his group raised $5810K for the Club and presented the check to BGCSTL President Dr. Flint Fowler & BGC APC Club members. Members had a ball! Thanks, Foot Locker & Markeetious, for making it happen! #STL #bgcstl #youth  Raise your hand if you like to play dodgeball! Of course, everyone enjoyed the pizza...

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BGCSTL opens Center of Hope in Tower Grove

Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis celebrated the grand opening of the new Panda Cares Center of Hope at BGC Adams Park Club in Tower Grove. Panda Express partnered with BGCSTL President Dr. Flint Fowler and Panda Express Area Coach of Operations Leonardo Morales. Photo by Wiley Price l St. Louis American Originally published on www.stlamerican.com Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) and Panda Cares decided to bear down and create the Center of Hope, a culinary and...

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When a Program Works, It’s Life Changing…SLIP Is That Program

A SLIP Program Success Story At BGCSTL, we boast about our programs, like the St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP), and we share the numbers to prove its' success. Celebrating more than 30 years of youth workforce development, we would like to share one of the program's early success stories. Trisha Gordon is one of those stellar reasons to brag about SLIP! You would never guess the challenges she overcame at a very young age.  Gordon was born at five and a half months with underdeveloped...

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Boys & Girls Clubs, A T & T & Compudot Distribute Free Computers

More than 200 families including Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) members received free computers Monday thanks to AT&T working with Compudopt to bridge the digital divide. Families with children in grades K-12 who did not have home computers were eligible to pick up a free, refurbished laptop! Ferguson Mayor Ella Jones and Missouri State Rep. Raychel Proudie (District 73) were on hand to assist with computer distribution. Advance registration was...

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Boys and Girls Club induct six into Alumni Hall of Fame

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) recently celebrated its annual Recognition Ceremony at Edward Jones Headquarters.  BGCSTL Mathews-Dickey Club Director Tom Sullivan was honored for his 50 years of service, and staff members received National Service to Youth recognition in five and ten-year increments.  “All of our honorees tonight are dedicated to youth development, and the Alumni Hall of Honor is the shining example of the work we do to prepare members for great futures,”...

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2023 Recognition Event & Alumni Hall of Honor

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis HonorsAlumni, Board Members, Community Partners & Staffat Annual Recognition EventNew Inductees into the Alumni Hall of Honor ST. LOUIS (June 14, 2023) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) celebrated a big night for staff, former Club members, volunteers, and Board Members at the annual Recognition Ceremony at Edward Jones Headquarters. The annual event celebrates the dedicated work of BGCSTL staff, volunteers, Board Members,...

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Advantage Capital STL Makes A Generous Donation

Thank you, Advantage Capital St. Louis, for your generous donation presented to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) President Dr. Flint Fowler. Advantage Capital has been a generous donor of BGCSTLs for the past three years. This year, the local office initiated a creative fundraising campaign to support BGCSTL. Senior Associate Beth A. Fore said, "We created fun activities to raise funds between 25 to 30 people in our office. Everyone enjoyed the activities, which...

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