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Boys and Girls Club Of Phillips County Arkansas
Phillips County • 59.04% African-American • Located on the Mississippi Delta • Limited Resources • High Poverty
A Day In My Life • 7:00 Get up, shower, coffee, breakfast • 7:35 Get in Car and go to Work • 8:00 Open Boys and Girls Club, Take numbers • 9:30 Serve Breakfast, Open “Teen Zone” • 12:00 Do Lunch • 1:00 Image Makers/Photography • 2:00 Passport to Manhood • 3:00 Watch Playground • 5:00 Leave/Make sure kids rides arrive • 5:30 Get to Apt., Cook, Journal, Facebook, Movie • 11:00 PASS OUT aka Go to bed
You Did What??? • Teen Zone - Teen Zone is a Special place where the Teenagers can come and have fun away from the younger kids. Has three TV’s and Xbox 360’s, Four Computers, Pool Table, Foosball, Ping Pong, etc.
Passport to Manhoodw/ Mr. Boone • Deals with boys ages 14-18 and helps put them on the right path to success. • College Applications • Stamp Out Smoking • Anyone Can be a Dad
Shocking Mr. Pat, I think they would respect you better if you were a black man. - Demarius Trice Mr. Pat, whatter ya doin tonight? Well, my momma was looking fer a date and I told’er I’d ask you. - Jahiya (Her mom was 22) Q: H’old are ya? A: 23 Q: H’many kids do ya have? A: None Ya sayin that you’re 23 year old and y’ain’t got any kids yet? - Rickea Marns Q:Do you and your girlfriend live together? A: No Q: Why not, you like her don’t you? A: Yeah but that goes against my morals, I think it is wrong. ARE YOU SAYING THAT WHAT MY MAMMA IS DOING IS WORNG! - Camron Byrd
Things I Truly Learned Discipline Those who want to learn will learn, and make sure that others learn also. There has to be a Tyneshia. Don’t be afraid to put a kid out. YOU ARE NOT ALONE, YOUR CO-WORKERS ARE WILLING TO HELP YOU!!!
KNIGHTS IN MARVELL • Why to go to college. • Why not to be a father. • Problems with alcoholism