Friday, May 20, 2022

Fun with a Purpose

As the school year comes to a close, we are still having fun and learning at the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Mississippi. Here are some of the highlights:

Neshoba Unit: Girls vs Boys Watermelon Eating Contest

Oprah Winfrey Unit: Girls vs Boys Challenges

Oprah Winfrey Unit: Crazy Sock Hop Dance

Oprah Winfrey Unit: Root Beer Float Day

Oprah Winfrey Unit: Water Fun Day

Neshoba Unit: Pie the Staff

Southeast Unit: Bubble Blowing Contest

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

2022 All Staff Conference

The 2022 All Staff Conference was hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Mississippi located in Meridian, Mississippi. Club staff members from all over the state of Mississippi attended for training, food, and fun. 

Staff members had the opportunity to attend classes such as Recruiting and Retaining Teens, Program Basics, SafeServ, just to mention a few. On Wednesday night, club staff was invited to attend a Tik Tok Showcase. 

On Thursday, the guest speakers were Jaiden Joseph, 2022 Mississippi Traditional Youth of the Year, and Jeremiah Dumas, 2022 Mississippi Military Youth of the Year, and on Friday, the Magnolia Chapter held its business meeting. Here are some highlights from the All Staff Conference. 

Monday, May 2, 2022

Calling All Alumni


Inspire the next generation of club kids by sharing your story! Here is your chance to shine! Share how the Boys and Girls Clubs of East Mississippi helped paved your path in life. 

Tell us your favorite memories, share photos, and share your educational and career success. You are member for life. Time to pay it forward and help lead the our future members into greatness! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Alumni Spotlight: Cierra J. Ball-Williams


Education Timeline

2004- Graduate Meridian High School 

2012- B.S. Elementary Education, Mississippi State University

2016- Master's Secondary Education, William Carey University

2019- Educational Specialist in School Administration, Mississippi State University 

Currently pursuing Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration, University of Southern Mississippi 


Career Timeline

2013- Parkview Elementary, Teacher

2014-2018- Northeast Elementary, Teacher

2019- Lead Teacher LCSD Success School, Alternative Education K-4

2020-present - Principal, LCSD Success School, Alternative Education K-4


"The Boys & Girls Club has always been considered my home away from home. It has helped me to grow in so many areas in life. While working at the Club, I was inspired to become an educator. I absolutely love working with the kids here and being a part of their story. 


I am married to Travaris and we have three beautiful children, Somaya, Soraya, and Travaris Jr. My daughters are both members of the Club and love spending time there. I am happy that they are able to share some of the same experiences as I have growing up in the Club. Honestly there's no other place I'd rather for them to be." -Cierra J. Ball-Williams

Teen Night Out 04/08/2022


Local teens enjoyed a "Teen Night Out" at our West End Unit location in Meridian, MS. 

Photo Slideshow

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

2022 Youth of the Year

Please join us as we congratulate Asia Clark as our 2022 Youth of the Year. Miss Clark is a member of our West End Unit located at our headquarters in Meridian, Mississippi. Asia will be competing virtually at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mississippi state competition with hope of reaching the Southeast  competition that will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in June.

For more than 70 years, the Youth of the Year has been the premier program to showcase teens with outstanding communication skills, service to their community, academic excellence and a dedication to living a healthy lifestyle. 

For more information on Youth of the Year or our programs that can change the lives of youth of our community,  please visit our website at