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Boys & Girls Club of Poplar Bluff in conjunction with Poplar Bluff R-1 School District is applying for 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant Funding.

BGCHEART has never had a place of its own to call home. For 23 years BGCHEART has relied on the generosity of our #1 partner, The Poplar Bluff R-1 School District.  A generation of kids was relegated to using vacant spaces or common-use classrooms such as music, art, and computer labs for after-school enrichment programs. After more than two decades of service to thousands of kids and even more stories of success, BGCHEART has proven its worth and value to the future of our area. 

The 40,000-square-foot BGCHEART Workforce Development Regional Teen Center will be located on the campus of Poplar Bluff High School and the Technical Career Center situated on a hilltop overlooking the intersection of Interstate 57 and Highway 67.  This unique location will allow easy access to the students of more than 20 area high schools that will help break the brutal cycle of poverty in some of the poorest areas in the state of Missouri & Northeast Arkansas. 

This facility will serve as a beacon to all young people in Southeast Missouri that proclaims: Great Futures Start Here. 

In the fall of 2018, we partnered with Three Rivers College, and launched our Award Winning College Kids Program! There is no cost for Boys & Girls Club members! TRC waives the tuition fees and the Three Rivers Endowment Trust covers the cost of the instructors and materials required for the courses!

With the recent expansion of this program, we have opened this opportunity to not only Poplar Bluff and Neelyville kids, but have extended it to Naylor, Doniphan, Twin Rivers, Ellsinore and Greenville.

To find out more about this amazing opportunity, watch the video below!

Our Impact This Year

  • People Helped

    1,500

  • Volunteer Hours

    250

  • Meals Served

    95,423

  • Dollars Raised

    $204,112.38

  • Program Participants

    845

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