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Helping youth become responsible, caring, productive citizens and to acquire life skills is the main focus of these programs.


Thank you for supporting Our Kids!

As 2016 draws to a close, we want you to know how much we appreciate all you have done to support the Brigade Boys & Girls Club.
In 1896, Colonel Walker Taylor’s vision became a reality when the Brigade Boys & Girls Club was founded as a place for local young people to learn civic virtues and develop their talents. Since that time, Club leadership and staff have worked tirelessly to provide a safe and nurturing space for Wilmington area kids to learn, play, and grow into responsible, productive adults.
Today, more than 2,200 members attend 13 facilities across three counties where more than 100 dedicated staff and 125 selfless volunteers work diligently to assure that our kids remain involved in school, physically healthy, and socially engaged. High school graduation rates among Brigade Club members tops 95%, and the majority maintain a B average or better.

And none of that would be possible without contributions and support from friends like you. Your gifts help us to provide 90,000 hours of homework assistance and to serve 40,000 nutritious meals each year. Thanks to your generosity, we can provide resources like computers and offer our kids access to music lessons, the arts, athletics, and even summer camp – none of which would otherwise be available to many of our members. Most importantly, you enable us to stretch the minds, exercise the bodies, and open the hearts of kids throughout southeastern North Carolina.

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays and a joyous 2017.

Warm regards, Bill Branch, Board Chair


Thank you for making making Our Kids Christmas! What a wonderful Holiday Season at Brigade Boys & Girls Club. It is such an amazing feeling to see the community come together to provide happiness and joy to Our Kids’ at-risk throughout the year, but most especially during the Holiday season.
Thank you to everyone that made it possible for us to fill 500 Christmas stockings, provide 92 of Our Kids with Christmas gifts and distribute 50 Christmas Trees. Your generosity, compassion and love is the true meaning of Christmas.

Brigade Development Team & Staff


The main focus of these programs is to help youth become responsible, caring, productive citizens and to acquire life skills


These programs help youth create aspirations and goals for the future, providing opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement.


These initiatives help young people enhance self-expression and creativity, develop multicultural appreciation, provide exposure to and develop skills in crafts and visual, performing and literary arts.