Boys & Girls Club of Neshoba County moves into new building

Published: Apr. 6, 2023 at 5:30 PM CDT
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PHILADELPHIA., Miss. (WTOK) - One local youth outreach club is expanding to better serve the community.

The Boys and Girls Club of Neshoba County hosted its ribbon cutting ceremony at its new building in Philadelphia. The organization made the move to accommodate an increase in student enrollment in the program.

Unit Director Christi Miller said the club grew from 100 to 200 students. She is very appreciative of the all the support from the community during this transition.

“Well, moving into this building for Boys and Club for Neshoba County is very, very big for us. Dealing with the numbers, the people that stand behind us and support us. It’s just a blessing. It’s a blessing that we needed, and we finally got it, so I just want to thank the community for always being behind us, 100 percent,” said Miller.

Jacamden Hickman is one of the students involved who said he’s grateful the club exists.

“It benefits me a lot because I have a place to go, so I won’t get in trouble. It’s a lot of things to do here and it benefits me a lot because I learn stuff every day,” said Hickman.

The Boys and Girls Club will start using the new building Monday, Apr. 17.

If you would like to sign up your child for the afterschool or summer programs, you’re urged to contact the Boys and Girls Club of Neshoba County for application information at 601-656-1744.

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