Lumbee Tribe Boys & Girls Clubs
Mission Statement: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
A Boys & Girls in Indian Country Provides A Positive Place Where Native American Young People Can Go...
To celebrate their culture and community...
To enjoy healthy fun with their peers...
And to learn new skills and self confidence under the guidance of responsible adults.
Lumbee Boys & Girl Club Locations
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina currently operates four(4) Boys & Girls Clubs. As a result of the commitment to our youth hundreds of young people in Lumbee Country now have a positive, healthy place to go to for fun, are growing in personal skills and leadership, and are increasing in knowledge and pride about tribal heritage and traditions.
- Pembroke BGC (Pembroke-Robeson County)
- Hawkeye BGC (Hoke County)
- First Nation BGC (Lumberton-East Robeson)
- Southern Spirit BGC (Lumberton-Black Ankle-Rowland)
Lumbee Boys & Girl Club Programs
Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of these programs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.
Keystone Clubs are chartered small group leadership development clubs for young people ages 14 to 18. Keystoners elect officers, choose their own activities and plan and implement community service projects. A national charter entitles a Keystone Club to participate in regional and national Keystone conferences. This teen leadership program is funded by the Taco Bell Foundation
This small-group leadership development program, sponsored by Staples, is targeted to youth ages 11 to 13. Within some 1400 Torch Clubs across the country, members elect officers and plan and implement their own activities and community service projects. Each Torch Club receives an official charter from Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Several years ago Microsoft generously invested in Boys & Girls Clubs to create Club Tech, a national program that makes technology, software and training accessible in Clubs. In 2007, Best Buy Children’s Foundation joined forces with Microsoft and BGCA to help equip millions of America’s youth with vital skills and experiences to successfully compete academically and prepare for a 21st century workforce
The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity. The program uses a team approach involving Club staff, peer leaders, parents and community representatives. More than simply emphasizing a "Say No" message, the program teaches young people ages 6 to15 how to say no by involving them in discussion and role-playing, practicing resistance and refusal skills, developing assertiveness, strengthening decision-making skills and analyzing media and peer influence. The ultimate goal: to promote abstinence from substance abuse and adolescent sexual involvement through the practice of responsible behavior.
An outgrowth of the popular and effective SMART Moves program, SMART Girls is a health, fitness, prevention/education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 8 to17. The program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential. The SMART Girls program is sponsored by Tupperware Brands Corporation. Learn more about SMART Girls.
Passport to Manhood
Passport to Manhood promotes and teaches responsibility while reinforcing positive behavior in male Club members ages 11 to14. Passport to Manhood consists of 14 small-group sessions, each of which concentrates on a specific aspect of manhood through highly interactive activities. Each participant is issued his own "Passport" to underscore the idea that he is on a journey of maturation and personal growth.
Money Matters: Make It Count
Created with the Charles Schwab Foundation, this financial literacy program was designed specifically to help teens (ages 13 to18) expand their knowledge of money management and learn the skills that lead to financial independence and well-being. The Money Matters: Make It Count program consists of five components: Teen Personal Finance Guide, Program Facilitator's Guide, Money Matters Web site, Schwab Employee Volunteer Program and the Money Matters Awards. Via the volunteer component, Schwab employees can pass financial expertise to Club teens through their volunteer involvement.
First Nation BGC
- Youth Coordinators: Angela Jacobs, Christana Jacobs, and JL Oxendine
- Youth Coordinators: Lisa Hagins, Ashley Locklear, and Kyra Lowry
- Youth Coordinators: Nakoma Goins and Nicole Dial
- Culture Coordinator: Bostic Locklear
Southern Spirit BGC
- Youth Coordinators: Camron Hunt, Richeal Scott, and Arlin Wood