donate today

Your donation will help create a positive place for kids to learn and grow.

Make a Donation

Learn More

There are many ways to help, mentor, and volunteer. Find out what you can do.

Learn About Us

Your Community

We serve over 6,300 members, ages 5 to 17 years, throughout the Tennessee Valley area.

More Community Info

when school's out clubs are in.png

Every afternoon, 15 million kids in America leave school 
with no place to go. The good news is...


Our organization wants to ensure that every child and teen has access
to a safe place after school and during the summer where they can build the knowledge, skills and behaviors to put them on the right path for success.
Open the door to great futures! Find a Club in your area HERE  

Recent News

Local teen donates more than time at Boys & Girls Club
First Day Party at Vestal! The First Day program is a non-profit organization started by Bailey, one of our young volunteers.

Knoxville Boys and Girls Club pilot program picked up nationwide
WATE TV 6 visited North Ridge Crossing to talk to our own Dr. Polly and some of our kids about Brain Gain!

Summer Brain Gain
Emily Stroud visited the Middlebrook Club to talk with Dr. Polly and some of our kids about Brain Gain!

Boys and Girls Club location opens in Strawberry Plains
When class starts in a few weeks, kids in Strawberry Plains will have a new place to go after school.

Boys and Girls Club opens in Carter
Kids in the Carter community now have a new place to spend their time after school.

Will McKamey Spirit Award to Tyler Hicks
Anderson County quarterback is the first recipient of the Will McKamey Spirit Award.

Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Todd Helton was the featured speaker as 10 new members were inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame.

Anderson Co. quarterback to receive Will McKamey Spirit Award
An Anderson County quarterback is receiving a big honor Thursday night at the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame banquet.

Former Tennessee Standout Honored By Greater Knoxville HOF

'Just numbers,' but Todd Helton hopes stats are Hall of Fame worthy
By the Knoxville News Sentinel

Boys and Girls Clubs work to help learning in summer
The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley are hoping to keep education going strong this summer with its second Summer Brain Gain program.

Todd Helton headlines GKSHOF ceremony
Accepts "Thanks for the Memories" Award



The NEW Carter Club is OPEN! 

We are excited to announce the opening of the NEW Carter Boys & Girls Club, 
located in the former Carter Elementary School Building on College Street. 

Carter Banner Sample.jpg

Click here for more information or call 865-232-1262. 


Summer Brain Gain Success!

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley has received recent media attention
around the success of Brain Gain! Last year, we piloted the Summer Brain Gain program to help prevent learning loss for our kids. More than 60 middle school students participated in the program, which encourages learning through discovery, creative expression, group work and a final project that changes every week.

This success inspired BGCTNV to expand the program to 10 sites serving
400 youth in elementary and middle school age groups this summer.


Click here for a story from the Knoxville News Sentinel. 
Click here for a story on WATE TV 6 with kids at North Ridge Crossing!
Click here for WBIR's Live at Five at Four story with kids at Middlebrook!


Mission: to enable all young people, especially those who need us most,
to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. 
We serve over 6,300 children in K-12 at 18 clubs in
Knox, Blount, Loudon and North Anderson counties.