Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:45:22 +0000 en hourly 1 Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:37:47 +0000 terryl FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities Board of Directors Announces Leadership Transition
Erin Carlin Makes a Career Move to College Possible National

ST. PAUL, MN, February 5, 2016 – The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (BGCTC) Board of Directors announced a leadership transition under which Erin Carlin has stepped down as the organizations’ President and CEO taking a senior leadership position with the College Possible National organization.

Carlin’s expertise as President & CEO provided the necessary vision and commitment that supported the growth of Club programs and quality as well as improving the organizations’ financial position. During her tenure, BGCTC completed over $11 million in building renovations, served more than 12,000 youth annually with life changing programs and raised more than 2 million in endowment funds. Carlin’s proven record as an effective leader leaves BGCTC in a strong position.

“I am thankful for my 20 years with Boys & Girls Clubs and the remarkable transformation that has taken place at the Twin Cities Clubs,” Carlin said in a statement. “I will have an exceptional opportunity to share the experience and knowledge I’ve gained at the Boys & Girls Clubs with College Possible sites across the country.”

In connection with the change in leadership, the Board of Directors has named Terryl McKaye-Brumm, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities Vice President of Development & Communications as Interim President & CEO.

McKaye-Brumm has more than eighteen years of experience with the BGCTC as well as a Master in Business Administration. Her Club management roles include site operations, human resources, communications and development. McKaye-Brumm brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new role.

The Board of Directors has established a search committee and is currently determining next steps.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities (BGCTC) provide activities and support to more than 12,000 young people in kindergarten through graduation from high-school. With eight inner-city locations, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities is one of only a few local organizations dedicated specifically to youth development. The Club believes that each young person deserves the opportunity to strengthen academic and social skills, develop positive leadership traits, and learn healthy living behaviors. The Club is a place where great futures are started each and every day. For more information, contact BGCTC at 651-726-CLUB (2582).

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Contact: Terryl McKaye

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities is closed Monday, January 18, 2016 due to frigid conditions. Following the policy to protect staff and children, the Boys & Girls Clubs will be closed including Club locations, Voyageur Environmental Center and Administration Offices. The organization will re-open regular business hours on Tuesday, January 19th.

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Exciting News: All Donations Thru December 31st will be MATCHED! Wed, 09 Dec 2015 14:28:05 +0000 terryl We have exciting news to announce this holiday season! A benefactor who recognizes the crucial importance of our programming to help kids has generously stepped forward and has agreed to match any and all donations to the Boys & Girls Clubs—dollar for dollar—up to $50,000 before December 31, 2015!

The match means that together we can make an even bigger difference in the lives of the 12,500 kids we serve. Your matching gift can help us deliver crucial services like healthy meals, a staff of caring adults and mentors, educational opportunities and leadership training, and health and life skills.


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FAKE SOLICITORS FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE TWIN CITIES Wed, 02 Sep 2015 20:12:24 +0000 terryl Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities has received numerous reports from across the metro of solicitors claiming to be collecting donations on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club. These people are falsely claiming to be associated with our Club sites in order to gain money for their own purposes.

The youth, along with a few adults, have recently gone so far as using the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities logo to create badges and flyers. They have been seen walking around with clipboards in the Skyways, Kowalski’s markets, at the University of Minnesota and various other locations in Saint Paul, Minneapolis and even the southern suburbs.

Anyone encountering these youth should know the following:
• Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities NEVER sends out kids to fundraise on our behalf or on the behalf of any particular Club.
• All badges or other identifying information they may have are fake.
• Persons coming into contact with these youth should report them to the police.
• If you are unsure of a solicitation’s legitimacy, contact us at 651-726-2582.

During the upcoming holiday giving season, efforts by these youth may become more and more prevalent. “Our goal in sharing this information is to make sure the community is not misled.” said Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities President and CEO Erin Carlin. “We do not know where the money raised by these youth is going, but it is not going to our organization.”

For information on ways to legitimately support the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities, please visit or call our administrative offices at 651-726-(CLUB)2582.

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CELEBRATE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS WEEK MARCH 30 – APRIL 3 WITH SPECIAL EVENTS AT ALL CLUB LOCATIONS Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:00:51 +0000 terryl SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, March 2015 – From March 30 – April 3, 2015, during Minneapolis and St. Paul Public School’s Spring Break, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities will be celebrating Boys & Girls Club Week! The week-long celebration encourages communities, families, friends and supporters to experience first-hand how Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities is making a difference in the lives of young people.

“At the heart of our organization is a desire to positively influence the lives of young people in our community,” said Erin Carlin, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. “We want the Twin Cities to experience the life-changing programs we offer to the hundreds of kids in the community our Clubs serve every day. Boys & Girls Club Week is a great time to see how we impact the lives of young people through programs aimed to promote academic success, a healthy lifestyle and good character.”

During this week, Club teens will be getting the unique opportunity to do career day visits at several supporting corporations including: Allianz, Bell State Bank and Trust, Cargill, and Coca-Cola. Our Clubs would like to thank these generous supporters for offering our teens the chance to explore great futures in their community.

Our Clubs offer a safe and fun environment for kids during spring break. From three on three basketball tournaments, spelling bees, movie days, and more, each Club will have fun and educational programming to help youth get the most out of spring break. Clubs will be serving free breakfast and lunch daily. Our already low membership fees ($5 for the year) for the Clubs and registration fees for our Voyageur Camp program will be reduced for the week as well.

Those interested in taking a tour during Boys & Girls Club week can stop by any of our Club locations during their spring break hours: 9am-5:30pm or by contacting individual Clubs directly. Locations and phones numbers for each Club can be found on our website at

The Boys & Girls Club wants each Club kid to have a great future, reaching their full potential, and growing up to become a generous adult who sees the value in helping others. Help us celebrate Boys & Girls Club week by visiting a Club or providing a child you know with a membership to one of the most trusted and results driven organizations in the country.

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE TWIN CITIES STAFF VISIT WASHINGTON, D.C. TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL ADVOCACY DAY Thu, 12 Mar 2015 20:31:05 +0000 terryl SAINT PAUL, March 16, 2015 – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities Chief Executive Officer, Erin Carlin, and VP of Development and Communications, Terryl McKaye, will be attending Boys & Girls Clubs of the America’s National Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 18. Leaders from major metro Boys & Girls Clubs organizations will gather in our nation’s capital to meet with members of Congress to advocate for America’s kids.

“It’s important that Boys & Girls Clubs from around the country gather together with a united voice to talk with our future leaders about the importance of out-of-school time and enabling America’s youth to achieve great futures,” said Erin Carlin, President and CEO Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities to ensure we raise visibility of the needs of the over 12,000 youth we serve locally, and the more than 11 million youth nationwide with no place to go after school.”

This collective movement serves as an opportunity for Boys & Girls Clubs to build awareness and garner support in their mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

National Advocacy Day will begin with a luncheon on Tuesday with Boys & Girls Clubs of America president and CEO Jim Clark. The next day, Club leaders will attend scheduled meetings on Capitol Hill with their respective members of Congress.

Follow Erin Carlin and Terryl McKaye’s experience at Advocacy Day by following us on Facebook at or Twitter at @bgctc1.

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JOIN US FOR THE 3RD ANNUAL SPRING THAW GALA Wed, 04 Feb 2015 19:14:53 +0000 terryl Join the Associate Board of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities on March 7th for Spring Thaw; an experience like no other, benefiting the youth of our community. Spend the evening at the premier event site, A’Bulae in beautiful downtown St. Paul. Enjoy life music and entertainment, including a DJ, Jazz ensemble, interactive attractions as wells as a silent and live auction.

Be sure not to miss special appearances by the FOX Sports North Girls and the evening’s MC, Kendall. Tickets are $75 and include a crafted plated dinner from Mintahoe Catering, complimentary drinks and reduced fare rides from Uber.

An investment in the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities changes the lives and futures of our youth. The funds raised at this event will go directly to the Clubs in the Twin Cities community.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to


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GENEROUS DONOR MATCHING HOLIDAY GIFTS THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST! Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:19:48 +0000 terryl We have exciting news: A very generous anonymous donor has offered to match all donations up to $50,000 through December 31st. That means when you give before the end of the year, your gift will double in impact!

Growing up in today’s world isn’t easy for anyone, but for many kids in our community, it is tougher than you might think.

Alyssa has been a Club member for four years and is currently in third grade. Sadly, Alyssa recently lost her mom unexpectedly, leaving her dad as sole provider and caregiver. As you can imagine, the holidays are a tough time for Alyssa. The grief of losing her mother left her struggling with anxiety and a sense of feeling alone.

Thankfully, her struggles did not go unnoticed by our caring Club staff.

From the branch director to the individual program staff, each work to make sure Alyssa knew she had a family that cared about her at the Club. They were her counselors, mentors, friends and compassionate shoulders to cry on during one of the most trying times in her life. The Club staff knows first-hand that the holidays are a very hard time for many of the kids. The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities want to make sure their holiday wishes come true.

Alyssa knows that the Club is a safe place where she can be with her friends and staff who care about her. She knows she can get help her with her homework, a healthy meal and have fun during a difficult time. Her dad appreciates having a place during the summer and after school for his daughter to go while he works long hours to support the family.

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities we dream of a world where every child is given the opportunity to succeed in life and experience a brighter future.
We know that it takes just one caring adult to make a lasting difference in the life of a child. Concentrating on youth who need us most, our Club provides programs in health, education, career exploration, the arts, and sports, fitness and recreation. Most importantly, we specialize in character development. Every day, staff members at the Boys & Girls Clubs are faced with the task of providing young people with guidance, a sense of belonging and the skills they need to succeed in life.

And, of course, your help is truly needed…

43% of Club families earn less than $10,000 a year. It’s barely enough to survive on, let alone provide loving gifts and special meals during the holidays.

83% of Club kids live in single-parent homes. Like Alyssa, there are circumstances beyond their control and they don’t get to experience the wonderful family memories that so many of us were blessed to have during our childhood.

Click the link below to make your end-of-the-year tax deductible gift…and remember it will be matched dollar for dollar!

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CLUBS CLOSED TODAY DUE TO WINTER STORM CONDITIONS Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:42:44 +0000 terryl Message from our President/CEO:
“Based on both Minneapolis and St. Paul closing their after-school programs, we will also be closing.”

Please spread the word to Club members that ALL CLUBS WILL BE CLOSED THIS EVENING due to Minneapolis and St. Paul closing their after-school programs. Club staff will work with youth to make sure everyone gets home safely. For specific Club information, please contact your local Club. Contact information can be found at

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