For 95 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan continues to be that safe space for youth to learn and have fun, while providing them with the economic, cultural and social capital needed to become career, startup and homeowner ready.

Our Story

 

Founded in 1926, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has 95 years of experience in youth development. Each decade brought new challenges and opportunities, some local, some national, and some global. From the industrial revolution to the digital revolution, through a World War, a great depression, devastating riots, and the COVID-19 pandemic, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan has been a force for good in kids’ lives. Despite our long history, each day we continue to find new ways to learn, grow, and innovate.

 


Our Impact

 

 

Every year, we serve 15,000 youth between the ages of 6 and 18 to our Clubs and School-Based sites. As soon as our youth members walk through our doors, they enter an environment of stability, consistency, and physical and emotional safety. All of our Club run programs designed to be fun and engaging, while building skills and confidence for a successful future.

We’re open when kids need us most - after school, on most school holidays, and all day during the summer. Clubs offer safe places where young people can learn, grow, and succeed.


Meet Our Professional Staff

Shawn H. Wilson

President & CEO

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Wendy Yates

Chief Financial Officer

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Tiffany Kimbrough

Vice President of People & Culture

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Roderick Brown

Senior Vice President of Strategy

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Chris Kyles

Executive Area Director

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Antonice Strickland

Senior Director, Marketing and Public Relations

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Jennifer Trussell

Director of Resource Development

Contact Jennifer Trussell

Cassidy Tucker

Director of Ponyride

Cassidy Tucker

Sonya Draper

Program Director, Data Science & Risk Management Industry Clubs

Contact Sonya Draper

Brandon Scott

Executive Director of Sports Ecosystem

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Richard Miller

Director of Facilities

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Jenee Graham

Club Director, Dauch Club

Contact Jenee Graham

Tomilia Terry-Carpenter

Club Director, Diehl Club

Contact Tomilia Terry-Carpenter

Carrie Young

Club Director, Fauver-Martin Club

Contact Carrie Young

Tiffany Sula

Club Director, Pontiac Youth Recreation and Enrichment Center/Wilson Club Liaison

Contact Tiffany Sula

Keisha Powell-Young

Human Resources Administrator

Contact Keisha Powell-Young

Jennifer Wakenell

Development Associate

Contact Jennifer Wakenell

Executive Committee

Jennifer DeMello-Johnson

Board Chair

Vice President of Agency Services | Amerisure

Roderick Hardamon

President's Innovation Council

CEO & Chief Strategist, URGE Imprint

Jeffrey M. Henning

Board Treasurer

Partner, Global Automotive Markets Leader | Ernst & Young

Thomas Callan

Facilities & Safety Committee Chair

Great Lakes Regional Managing Director, UHY Advisors

Hiram E. Jackson

Immediate Past Board Chair

CEO | Real Times Media

Bill Koefoed

Chair of RD Committee

Chief Financial Officer, OneStream Software, LLC

Board of Directors

Hon. Alisha Bell

Chair of the Wayne County Commission, District 7

Joe Haney

Sterling Insurance Group

President | Risk Architect

Steve Huprich, PhD,

Michigan State University and University of Detroit Mercy

Psychology Professor

David Jacob

Industrial and Office Practice Group

Partner | Leader

Hon. Angelique Peterson-Maybury

Detroit Public Schools Community District

Board President

Pattie Dykstra

Logicalis

Account Executive

Sam P. Ventimiglia, CLU, RHU

Great Lakes Wealth Planning, Inc.

President

Tonya Adair

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Chief People, Equity and Engagement Officer

Warren Flood

Microsoft

Program Manager

Jeremiah Green

2022 BGCSM Youth of the Year

Senator Sylvia Santana

Detroit, District 3

Tosha Tabron

Kresge Foundation

Social Investment Officer

Thomas Callan

Facilities & Safety Chair

Partner | UHY LLP

Greg Crabb

President and CEO | Amerisure

David C. Dauch

American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.

Chairman & CEO

Anthony LaVerde

Emagine Entertainment

CEO

Marie Hocker

U.S. Team, Imaginable Futures, a venture of The Omidyar Group

Principal

Jacqueline Howard

Ally Financial

Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship

David Leaver

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

General Manager

Erika Swilley

Detroit Pistons

Vice President, Community & Social Responsibility

Sonya Mays

Develop Detroit

President & CEO

Darrell E. Middleton

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Executive Vice President, Operations & Business Performance

Sue Nine

Women’s Association Co-Chair

Community Volunteer

James Pastor

New Flyer

Vice President, Quality and Continuous Improvement

Michael P. Solan

Max Broock Realtors

Realtor

Sonya Mays

Develop Detroit

President & CEO

Phil Nussel

Editor - Online

Rajoielle Register 

Ford Motor Company

Head of Global Brand Experiences

Derric Scott

East Jeffereson Development Corporation

CEO

Directors Emeriti

Sandra J. Dauch

Trustee | Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch Family Foundation

Peter A. Dow

Vice Chair & COO, Retired | Campbell Ewald

Morton E. Harris

Co-Founder | American Axle &Manufacturing, Inc.

Thomas Hoeg

President & CEO | Agency Business Solutions, LLC

Nicholas Martin, Jr.

President | Martin Land & Investments

James W. McLernon

Chairman, Retired | American Axle & Manufacturing

Catherine M. O’Malley

Retail Consultant