BGCSA Coronavirus Update: Closure Extension
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Alabama, the majority of the school districts in Mobile County have closed their campuses indefinitely and are moving academic instruction to distance learning. Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama is committed to always ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and families served. With that in mind, we have made the decision to remain closed at this time.
We will continually evaluate the pandemic, ensuring that we are following the guidance and expertise of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local Health Service departments. .
To continue to serve the youth in our communities, our team is providing virtual program experiences and meals to young people ages 18 and under in partnership with Feeding the Gulf Coast.
BGCSA is in communication with the school districts we serve and hope to align our efforts with the needs of our youth. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this challenging period in our community.
Meals are being provided at our Optimist Branch
1517 Plaza Drive, Mobile, AL 36605
Monday – Friday: 11AM-2PM
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why should I donate now to Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama or COVID-19 relief fund?
Throughout our 160 history, Boys & Girls Clubs have always played a critical role in communities – and that includes navigating the onset of COVID-19. We remain committed to supporting kids and communities in need and are ready to do more. Donations to Boys & Girls Clubs of America directly impact the support provided to local Clubs including youth development, fundraising and parent resources, federal, state and local advocacy, and our collective response in the weeks ahead. Donations to the COVID-19 relief fund will go directly to help Clubs provide immediate and near-term community support including:
- Eliminating food insecurity by distributing food, bottled water and other necessary supplies
- Caring for children of first responders, military families, National Guard, Military Reserve and healthcare workers, medical staff and others who provide essential support to the community
- Crafting and implementing contingency plans to meet community needs, including when/how to reopen
To make a donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama, click here.
Q. How can I keep my kids engaged & learning during the quarantine?
To help you through this, Boys & Girls Clubs of America would like for us to share with you our Youth Development Toolbox app. Used regularly by Club staff, YD Toolbox includes lots of fun activities and learning opportunities for your children to engage in at home.
We also are providing access to our premier online learning platform with our national partner Comcast NBCUniversal, MyFuture. Families and caregivers can access these digital resources to learn, create, play, and learn valuable skills like coding and digital arts.
Q. How can I talk to my kids and teens about COVID?
In times of uncertainty it is very important to reassure the young people in your life and thoughtfully talk to them about what is going on.
First, hone up on your knowledge. Review the CDC guidelines for healthy habits. Prevention, stopping a problem before it becomes a problem, is the ultimate goal.
Then, read tips provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of America on how to help kids manage the anxiety and stress around Coronavirus.
Other resources for talking to your children about COVID-19 include: