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Chief Professional Officer


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Chief Professional Officer

Now approaching my 22nd year as the leader of the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Mississippi, I've witnessed wonderful changes and growth at the club.  None of them could have taken place without a dedicated and enthusiastic Board of Directors, trained Staff and You (the community). The financial support of the Boys & Girls Club Sponsors and the trust and good faith bestowed on us by our Founder, Jewel Rushing,  has made it all possible.


Even though we are in the midst of this economic crisis, we can't stop thinking about the future: the future of our kids, the future of our clubs, and the future of our country.


There is another epidemic that is facing our economy.  This epidemic includes crime, drugs, high dropout rates, and even higher teen pregnancy rates.  I want to ensure you that with your continued support, the Boys & Girls Club movement will remain in a position to be a leading force in stopping this epidemic by ensuring that the youth that attends our two club locations are well educated and have a deep understanding as to how to reach their full potential and live the " American Dream".  By educating our children we can decrease these epidemic rates.  We are committed to meeting these challenges and hope to have a solid plan for the future. 

We currently have two clubs in the Pike and Walthall County areas.  We are striving to increase attendance and continue to make an impact in youth between the ages 5-18, and support their families.  By investing $800 per member per year to keep a child involved in the Boys & Girls Club, we can avoid $35,000 per individual per year while incarcerated.  


This Proves the old saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Mississippi offers the best investment that anyone can make in the future of our community.  


"I have a lot of passion for children, stop by and tour anytime."

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