80%

said Club staff helped them learn right from wrong.

95%

said the Club was the best thing in their community.

57%

said the Club “saved my life.”

Our Alumni – A True Measure of Club Success!

Generations of America’s kids have found a better life and brighter future thanks to Boys & Girls Clubs around the world! Statistics show, due to its tested and proven programs, Boys & Girls Clubs have an immediate and long lasting impact on the lives of Alumni!

Club Alumni are a testament to the success of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, and in turn, can help us mold and develop the youth of today to be tomorrow’s community leaders. Each one of you can look back at people, events, and opportunities that the Club provided which influenced who and where we are today. With this in mind, we invite you to please complete the following survey and provide us with your contact information so we can keep in touch with you! And, invite you to share your story/successes with our present members. Make a donation by clicking here. To view the 2014 Alumni Hall of Honor acceptance speeches, click here.

Connect with us!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis and our members love to hear the success stories from Club Alumni! Connect with us by sending your name, phone and email address to shuntae@bgcstl.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Alumni Feature

Raquel Jones

HOW THE CLUB HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?: The Club gave me vision. The Club gave me drive. The Club gave me perspective. The Club taught me that no matter how much society tells me that I am just a statistic on someone’s balance sheet, that my value is measured in buying...
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Donald James Buckner III

HOW THE CLUB HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?: The Club has impacted my life in many different ways. One thing it has taught me is to always stay positive towards life no matter what happens. Having the homework assistance program also helped me improve in those academic areas...
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Timothy Banks

HOW THE CLUB HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?: The Club afforded me the opportunity to learn how to swim, participate in wood shop, arts and crafts, pool, and ping-pong in addition to becoming involved in organized sports. With mentors such as Mr. Woods (Director), Mrs. Cuffie...
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Chloe Woods

HOW THE CLUB HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?: Being a Club member during my formative years was critical to my success as it helped build my confidence, provided positive reinforcement of my interests and activities, and of course, provided orthodontic care that gave me a...
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Andrea Woods

HOW THE CLUB HAS IMPACTED YOUR LIFE?: The Club helped save my life, literally! Herbert Hoover kept me off the streets, and brought me into a safe loving environment. Surrounded by positive mentors, Herbert Hoover leaders helped me evolve into the woman I am today. I...
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Marlon Baylor

HOW HAS BEING A MEMBER OF THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IMPACTED YOUR LIFE? The Herbert Hoover Boys’ Club impacted my life in so many ways. First and foremost it taught me how to be a team player in life. My three mentors at HHBC were Clarence Pearson, Cicero Clark, and...
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Jamaal Phillips

HOW HAS BEING A MEMBER OF THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IMPACTED YOUR LIFE? Herbert Hoover was my safe haven, a place to go and be surrounded with encouraging and supportive staff. It was my home away from home. Growing up in such a positive atmosphere, the ideals of the...
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Te-Ara Barnum

HOW HAS BEING A MEMBER OF THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IMPACTED YOUR LIFE? Being a member of Herbert Hoover saved my life. I was able to stay off the streets and never give up on my dreams. The staff always believed in me and pushed me to my potential and beyond. I...
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Jacqueline Johnson

HOW HAS BEING A MEMBER OF THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IMPACTED YOUR LIFE? The club has shown me that the sky is the limit! That you can achieve it if you believe it! The club is a timeless place of lessons on mentorship, teaching and learning. Providing wisdom, guidance...
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Eric Johnson

HOW HAS BEING A MEMBER OF THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB IMPACTED YOUR LIFE? The music program was the start of my career in music education studies to this day. Ms. Lippi was music teacher during my time at Herbert Hoover and her teaching style was one that made a...
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2016 Alumni Hall of Honor Inductees

2016 Alumni Hall of Honor Inductees

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is proud to announce its 2016 Alumni Hall of Honor Inductees! During the 2016 Annual Recognition event, where staff, board members, volunteers and other supporters are acknowledged and celebrated for their commitment to... read more
Alumni Hall of Honor

Alumni Hall of Honor

ST. LOUIS (June 26, 2015) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is proud to announce its 2015 Alumni Hall of Honor Inductees! During the 2015 Annual Recognition Program, where staff, board members, volunteers and other supporters are acknowledged and... read more
Eric Johnson Gives Back

Eric Johnson Gives Back

February Featured Alumni Eric Johnson and his siblings have experienced firsthand the impact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis can have individually and on families. They each attended the Club at some point in their lives over a period of 20 years. Eric... read more

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