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

2nd Annual Brigade Friendly Feud Will Be May 5th in Jacksonville

Brigade Friendly Feud is an evening filled with friends, family, great food and lots of laughs. Fifteen teams of five will compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions.

Here’s how you play:

1. Gather a team of five players

2. Raise $1,000 (only $200 per player)

3. Have Fun!

Team that raises the most is guaranteed a spot in the finals.Proceeds will benefit the Brigade Boys & Girls Club sites in Onslow County. Join us on May 5, 2017 at the Jacksonville Country Club (2201 Country Club Road,Jacksonville, NC). Doors open at 6:30 pm, Feud starts at 7:00 pm. Food Stations & Cash Bar will be available for all attendees.

Click the buttons below to donate $25 for an event ticket, register your team, or pledge to your favorite team!

20170126_163659 Pictured above: Carl B. Brown, Jr. Youth Center members and representatives from U.S. Cellular work on original portraits for the Black History Month Art Contest.

Brigade and U.S. Cellular Celebrate Black History Months

To help celebrate Black History Month in 2017, U.S. Cellular and Brigade Boys & Girls Club in Wilmington kicked off the second annual Black History Month Art Contest, which honors the many contributions of African-Americans and encourages young people to learn more about these current and historic individuals. Brigade Boys & Girls Club members were encouraged to research and learn more about African-American role models and their important contributions to society. They were then invited to create and submit an original portrait representing the figure of their choice using any art medium from any point in history, including present day. The top 10 finalists’ entries were chosen by a panel from the Boys & Girls Club and then displayed at local U.S. Cellular stores!
Heather Simons Teen Life Coach

Help Us Congratulate Our New Teen Life Coach!

Join us as we congratulate Heather Simons as the new Teen Life Coach in the Montgomery-Register Teen Center! Heather, a former resident of Ohio, moved to the Wilmington area in 2010 after transferring from Active Duty Navy to the Reserve Component with the rank of Petty Officer First Class. In 2014, she graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, and minors in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Forensics. She joined the Brigade Boys & Girls team in January of 2015 where she started in our health, education, and life skills outreach program in the Pender County Schools. From there, she became a Site Director in May 2015, the Pender County Director in August 2015, and the Director of Juvenile Restitution, Community Service, and Outreach Programs in October 2015. Her hobbies outside of Brigade include participating in an adult kickball league, woodworking, and boxing. Congrats, Heather! We are so excited to see all the great things you will accomplish for Our Kids in your new role!


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.