National Day of Service & Remembrance

In September community members across the nation unite together to honor those who rose to service on 9/11! The National Day of Service & Remembrance is a time to integrate service project into your Club, across all age groups, to continue to strength your community. Consider supporting Club youth by creating a mural or poster inspired by thoughts of gratitude for our service men and women, make no-sew blankets to help youth in need feel safe and warm, or even choose a local landmark to adopt and keep it clean and beautiful for the community.

Need more ideas? Then login to and check out 30-60 minute service activities in BGCA’s Service Recipe Guide!

Click here to register now! For more details, click here.


Hank Aaron Scholarship for Club Members

Hank Aaron Scholarship for Club Members recognizes talented youth whom are looking to further develop their passion in specific categories. The scholarship provides youth with a helpful boost that will allow them to further their work in the specific category they are most skilled in.

The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for talented youth Club members. The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation will be accepting scholarship applications until August 15, 2017. All youth between the ages of 10-16 years old with interests in sports, photography, dance, science, technology, engineering and math are encouraged to apply! Selected students will receive $3,500 to further enrich their skills.

To apply for the Hank Aaron Scholarship for Club Members click here!

Contact Kirk Douglas at (404) 487-5797 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


YSA and Disney Youth Service Grant

Youth Service America (YSA) is teaming up with Disney to inspire change within communities. From now until September 30, youth ages 5-18 have the opportunity to apply for a $500 grant to make a difference in their communities! 250 youth volunteers will be awarded in efforts to begin a project or support the way you are already impacting your community throughout the year. Select grantees will have a chance to be recognized by Disney, ABC, Freeform, or their local ABC station. If you are making a difference in your community, or have an idea for how to start, then apply for the grant here today!

You can find help getting ideas and being creative with your community project here!

Deadline: September 30, 2017
Amount: $500


Athlete to Artist, Snowboarder to Traditional Weaver

A lot of times we isolate a person in how we describe them. That person is an athlete while another is an artist or intellectual. Who says you can’t have two of those titles, or even three? Former professional snowboarder Meghann O’Brien joined the Institute of American Indian Arts’ Artist-in-Residence program for a month long art residency. O’Brien is not only a snowboarder but also a traditional weaver. She uses materials from the Earth to create art that is reminiscent of her ancestors.

O’Brien told Indian Country Today, “the concept [of weaving] is not too different from when a trained athlete exerts themselves to become one with and part of the environment.” However, the wind, snow, and moisture are a part of her energy as a snowboarder.

Read the entire article from Indian Country Today about O’Brien here. You never know. This article could inspire one of your Club kids to branch out and try something new!

Photo credit: Alex Jacobs for Indian Country Today



Everyday Young Hero Award Nominations

Do you know an Everyday Young Hero at your Club? Thanks to support from Newman’s Own Foundation, Youth Service America (YSA) will be selecting 12 winners (one per month) to receive $250 grants to continue and expand their own service projects.

Everyday Young Heroes are youth between the ages of 5-25, who are working to improve their communities through service to others, as well as through making progress in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The YSA team selects one young person each week to receive this honor. Heroes chosen have the option to implement a project that is developed in or outside of the classroom, in conjunction with an organization, religious institution, and/or an organization they started on their own. Projects can include direct service, be philanthropic, or raise awareness around a particular issue in their community.

For more information and to submit your nomination, click here!

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BGCA Native Services Unit
Dallas Service Center
2107 N. Collins Boulevard
Richardson, TX 75080

Direct: 972-581-2375