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AGGBGC Recognized Among Birmingham's 2017 Highlights

The Birmingham Times recognized AGGBGC's 50th Celebration among their "Significant Anniversaries" in their look back at 2017.

AGGBGC Partners with 100 Days of Nonviolence

The 8th Annual 100 Days of Nonviolence campaign kicked off with a press conference at AGGBGC's Balton Clubhouse with a focus on safe places from violence for youth to go.

After 50 Years, AGGBGC Remains "Family" for Many

In honor of AGGBGC's 50th Anniversary, The Birmingham Times reflects on the impact AGGBGC has had, and continues to have, on local youth.

AGGBGC Celebrates 50 Years of Serving Youth

In honor of 50 years of service to Birmingham and Bessemer youth, AGGBGC hosted a celebration at the Birmingham Museum of Art to reflect on the past and look forward to the future.

Lowe's Home Improvement Employees Renovate Southside Homes Clubhouse in Bessemer

More than 50 Lowe's employees from nine local stores volunteered to remodel the entire Southside Homes Clubhouse as part of the Lowe's Heroes Project.

AGGBGC Partners with BB&T to Revitalize the Teaching Garden

 AGGBGC partnered with BB&T Bank to teach students the importance of gardening by planting tomatoes, peppers, squash, corn, grapes, blueberries, and various herbs.

AGGBGC Youth of the Year Honored by Bessemer Mayor and City Council

At Bessemer City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 6, Jaylah Lane was honored by Mayor Kenneth Gulley and Bessemer City Council member for District # 3 Cynthia Donald with certificates for achieving the prestigious Youth of The Year Award. 

Birmingham Auto Dealers Donate $105,000 to 3 Area Charities

Birmingham Automobile Dealers Association revealed donations of $35,000 to 3 charities after this years' Alabama Auto Show. 

Actor/Director Shaquita Smith Encourages Youth

Bessemer native and BGC alum Shaquita Smith stopped by to encourage our members to work hard for their dreams. 

Senator Strange visits AGGBGC

AGGBGC hosted Senator Luther Strange to discuss the importance of Youth Development programming in our community.

AGGBGC helps launch My Brother's Keeper Initiative

Organizations around the city have teamed up to help youth improve in everything from youth literacy levels to job readiness. 

Balton Clubhouse Teen Center Remodeled

Boys & Girls Club of America renovated the Balton Clubhouse Teen Center over Presidents' Day weekend to create a safe, fun, and welcoming atmosphere that will help bring in more teens.

AGGBGC part of plan to address violence

City leaders and partners, in an effort to help stop violence in Birmingham, recognize the need to think differently.   

Good Sports, ESPN make a donation

A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club received new athletic equipment - footballs, basketballs, volleyballs, soccerballs, and more - as part of an initiative taking place during college football bowl season. 

100 Days of Nonviolence

A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club is happy to partner with District 7 councilman Jay Roberson and other organizations for the 7th annual 100 Days of Nonviolence campaign.

Community Outreach at AGGBGC

The Rotaract Club of Birmingham hosted a Community Outreach event at A.G. Gaston Boys & Girls Club's Kirkwood R. Balton Unit on October 1st focused on promoting peace and strengthening police and community relations.
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