Growing Up Brigade

About our Campaign...

At Brigade Boys & Girls Club our mission is to inspire and, through character development, enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

We operate in 11 different Club sites throughout New Hanover and Onslow Counties. That’s 845 square miles of homes and schools that harbor the 1,600 kids that we serve that need us the most.

Plainly, Brigade is a safe place for #OurKids to just be kids and reach for their Great Futures!

We serve those who need us the most, where they live, when they need us – after school and in the summer. All contributions stay in our local communities and support #OurKids.

Give TODAY to Brigade’s Great Futures Campaign so we can continue to provide vital services for our children and families.

New Hanover 2021 BAKT Tour

Send this link to anyone who is interested in taking a tour of our Club from Jacquita & Yeremiyah. This video was filmed and presented at our 14th Annual Breakfast at the Kids’ Table.

Onslow 2021 BAKT Tour

Send this link to anyone who is interested in learning about our Club sites across Onslow. This video was filmed and presented at our 6th Annual Breakfast at the Kids’ Table.

Our programs focus on core values of:

Character and Leadership Development: empower youth to become global citizens who support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image, and good character, and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

Example Programs: Youth of the Year, Torch Club

Education: enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, pursue learning inside and outside the classroom, develop proficiencies in the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and embrace technology to achieve academic success.

Example Programs: Project Learn, DIY-STEM

Career Development: lead youth to explore career paths, set goals, prepare for employment, gain financial literacy and skills, and embrace technology to achieve success in their desired career.

Example Program: Junior Staff

Health and Life Skills: develop young people’s capacity to set personal goals, engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, and transition to a successful, healthy, self-sufficient adulthood.

Example Programs: Passport to Manhood, Smart Moves, and Healthy Habits

The Arts: encourage youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through knowledge and appreciation of creative writing, crafts, and visual and performing arts.

Example Programs: ImageMakers and MusicMakers

Sports and Recreation: promote fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment, and social skills.

Example Programs: Triple Play and All Stars