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The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are unique places created by The Salvation Army that offer programs and services that exemplify and actively practice Christian principles. This is done in a way that causes recipients of our services to learn to admire the values, ethics and skills presented, and incorporate them into their own lives. To reach today’s young people and their families in a non-threatening way, our Clubs create an accepting, positive and challenging environment where young people of every background, circumstance, race, creed and religion feel welcomed. As part of The Salvation Army’s family and services, this program is offered to the poorest and most needy among us. It is for this reason that The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs are so vital to The Salvation Army’s mission and ministry.

Operating as an affiliate since 1933, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Shreveport offers the nationally-recognized curriculum provided by Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the country.

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About

  • Our Mission

    salvation army shield The Salvation Army Mission The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

    boys-and-girls-club-logo Boys & Girls Clubs of America Mission To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
  • Our Goal

    The goal of The Boys and Girls Club is to inspire and enable all young people. We help young people realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Many programs are offered to encourage youth to stay in school, stay off drugs and stay out of gangs.

    By using positive role models, the organization strives to build good citizens through everyday leadership and guidance in behavior and attitude. Young people are shown that they matter and that it is important for them to grow into active, productive citizens.

    Our youth also enjoy a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, tutoring, field trips, summer camp and recreation.
  • The Facility

    The Salvation Army constructed a new 21,000 square ft. facility at 2821 Greenwood Road in Shreveport, LA. Through the efforts of civic leaders and local organizations, at a cost of nearly $3.5 million, our new facility has been completely paid for by private funding.

    These are some of the individuals and organizations that made significant capital contributions to this building:
    • The Community Foundation
    • Cindy and Skipper Dickson
    • The John Franks Foundation
    • The Grayson Foundation
    • The Jess Merkle Foundation
    • David & Claudia Oliver
    • Sam's Town Hotel & Casino
    • The Woolf Foundation
    • The Wheless Foundation
    • Willis Knighton Health System

    The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club is in an excellent position to expand its existing programs and make a significant impact on the lives of at-risk youth.
  • Advisory Council

    The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club owes much of its programming and strategic planning to a dedicated council of advisors. Our council appreciates feedback from staff, club members and volunteers!

    Please feel free to drop the council a line, offer up helpful suggestions or point out areas in which we can improve. Open lines of communication are essential to our club running smoothly and our children having quality programming and services.

    The current advisory council is a diverse mix of local professionals, dedicated staff, hard-working volunteers and tenacious administrators. The council works hard to ensure that top-notch programming and quality resources are available to our youth.

    Affording our young people unique experiences and valuable training, as well as instilling core values, are just a few of the council's primary goals.
  • Contact

    The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
    2821 Greenwood Road
    Shreveport, LA 71109

    (318) 946-8057

    School Year: 3 - 8 PM, Monday - Friday
    Summer: 9 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday
    Saturday: Field Trips & Special Events
    *Additional fees may apply for extended care services*


     
    Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
    Paige Smith
    Boys & Girls Club Director
    318-946-8057
    email
    The Salvation Army
    Majors Ed & Carla Binnix,
    Corps Officers
    Captain Lauren Boatman,
    Assistant Corps Officer
    318-424-3200
    Donation/Media & PR Inquiries
    Pattie Odom
    Salvation Army Director of Development
    318-424-3200 ext. 28
    318-422-7196
    email

Programs

  • Great Futures Start Here

    The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club offers a wide array of programming with the purpose of enriching the lives of children in our surrounding community. Our talented staff works very hard to educate, encourage and mentor every child that comes through our doors. "Great Futures Start Here!"
     

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  • The Arts

    Programs in this area enable youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts, and creative writing.
  • Character and Leadership

    Helping to engage Club members in thinking about their futures while introducing them to the democratic process. These programs help in developing leadership skills, decision making, and taking responsibility for their club and community.

    Keystone Club: a group of teenagers ages 13-18 who help in planning, implementing and executing Club activities. They elect officers and hold monthly meetings along with their staff advisors.

    Youth of the Year: a competition used to recognize youth, ages 13-18, who go beyond in the Club, academically, and within their community. The winners go on to the state-level competition where they can win $1,000 in scholarships. They then advance on to regionals, where they can win a $10,000 scholarship and a chance to go to Washington D.C. to compete for the National Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year.

    Torch Club: a community-services club for members ages 10-12. It gives the members an opportunity to work with club staff in planning physical, health-related, and educational curriculums.
  • Health and Life Skills

    Helps promote and enforce healthy life style choices. Teaches Club members how to set personal goals and follow through on those goals, creating self-motivated adults.

    Money Matters: promotes the importance of financial literacy to youth ages 6–18. The program helps to ensure that youth are financially responsible and prepared to make sound financial plans and decisions for their future through board games and lectures on bank account building, money resources, and savings accounts.

    Healthy Habits: The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club follows the LSU AG Center's dietary guidelines, which are tools that guide us in selecting which foods to eat and how much to eat each day to be healthy.

    Learning Objectives: Interactive lectures, measurements, health facts, food preservation, nutrition facts, healthy foods prepared, healthier snacks.

    Ocean Dental: Goals— To provide free programs involving dental screenings and oral hygiene instruction with free dental screenings, free toothbrushes and dental health packs.

    Mother / Daughter Tea: Goals— To empower and enrich young girls and to help build a positive self-image. Participants design tea hats and make jewelry.
  • Education & Career

    Helping to prepare Club members with seminars, lectures, mock interviews on what to expect when applying to jobs or colleges.

    Our aim is to help all Club members progress throughout their perspective grades, fostering and cultivating their love of education.

    Old Navy - Goal: To help prepare teens for jobs and community service through volunteer service, homework tutoring, youth mentoring. Club members participate in job shadowing and mock interviews.

    PowerHour: Helps Club members with their homework and projects they receive from school and introduces age-appropriate concepts that help to reinforce the lessons they learn in school.

    JR. Staff: Helps Club members, ages 13-18, explore careers in human services by helping staff throughout the Club. They participate in planning career-service activities.
  • Sports, Fitness, & Recreation

    SPAR Basketball Team for Club members ages 6-13

    JR. NBA League for Club members 13-18

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Get Involved

  • Volunteer

    Click Here For Volunteer Application


    Opportunities for Volunteers

    - Provide Program Supplies
    - Literacy/Homework Tutor
    - Coach/Referee
    - Chaperone Special Events
    - Instructor or Assistant for:
    • Life-Skills Classes
    • Character-Building Programs
    • Arts & Crafts Projects
    • Cooking & Sewing Classes
    • Project Learn
    • Career Launch
    • Triple Play
    • Music (Instrumental/Voice)
  • Financial Support

    Send your tax-deductible contribution to:
    The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club
    2821 Greenwood Rd.
    Shreveport, LA 71109

    Since our building has been paid off, over 85% of all donations go directly to program expenses.

    We are a United Way of NWLA agency, and our programs are sponsored through grants by:
    The Community Foundation
    The Grayson Foundation
    The Jess Merkle Foundation
    The Woolf Foundation
    The Wheless Foundation
    and other local foundations

    The Caddo Parish Commission, Comcast, The City of Shreveport, The Optimist Club, Southwestern Electric Power Company, Capital One Bank and Taco Bell also provide funds for certain programs.

    In addition to special events, our club depends greatly upon donations from corporations and individuals just like you!