FSBGC logo

Our Board of Directors...

Bill Cooper

Jerry Kerwin

Joe D. Powers

Carl Corley

Hugh Maurras

Linda Schmidt

Dallas Forsgren

John  McFarland

Sam T. Sicard

Curtis Goldtrap, Jr.

George McGill

John M. Smith, Jr.

Andre' Good

Buddy McMahon

Okla Ben Smith

R. Cole Goodman

Roger Meek, Jr.

James Wagoner.

Bill Hanna

Robert E. Miller

Bennie Westphal

Jim Harwood

Robert A. Young III

Chris Whitt

Billy Higgins

Janice Powell

 

 

Our Administrative Office:

4905 North "O" Street
Fort Smith, AR 72904
phone:  479.782.7093
fax:      479.782.0842

Jerry Glidewell Executive Director JGlidewell@fsbgc.org
Jason Morland Director of Operations JMorland@fsbgc.org
Helene Lewis Executive Secretary HLewis@fsbgc.org
Rhonda Murphy Administrative Assistant RMurphy@fsbgc.org

The Club's Mission...

The Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs mission is to help youth of all backgrounds develop qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Through our association with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we seek to enhance the quality of life for the youth of our community.

Membership Information...

Anyone between the ages of six (6) and eighteen (18) can become a club member. The Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs is a drop-in youth services organization where members have the opportunities for recreation, new acquaintances, athletic programs, structured activities and interaction with FSBGC staff.


• The FSBGC is a private membership organization.

• Visitors can purchase a daily pass for $2 ($4 in summer). Anyone without a membership or visitor pass cannot attend & will be asked to leave.

• The FSBGC makes no claims to be a provider of daycare or babysitting services.

• The FSBGC does not assume any responsibility for the time or manner in which members arrive or leave our facilities or properties.


Hours of Operations...

Clubs are open after school Monday - Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Clubs are open on Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon (except during summer).

During the Summer Program, Clubs are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and closed Saturday.

Clubs are closed on Sunday year round.


Cost...

An annual membership card is $10. It is valid from the time of purchase until the end of the calendar year (Dec. 31st). Membership fees are non-refundable.

Activity fees of $18 are charged for major sports, after-school shuttle and the summer program. Some added fees may apply for travel and special events.

 

The Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs will not allow cost to prevent anyone from participating.

 

Download Membership Application Form

Programs...

Sports

Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Cheerleading, Dance

Tutoring & Anti-Bullying

Lean-On-Me Mentoring

Contests

Arts, Talent, Photography

Marilyn Foster
Literary Arts

Poetry & Essay

Youth of the Year

Clubs

Keystone, Torch, Smart Girls, Passport to Manhood, Career Launch, Junior Staff, Player of the Week, Power Hour, Triple Play, Smart Leaders

College Scholarships

WAEDA Employment

& more.

HISTORY

1928

Club originates at Judge Parker's Courthouse


Bob Kuykendall named Executive Director

Bob Kuykendall

1930

Incorporated as Fort Smith Boys Club


1941

Wheeler Club dedicated

1945

Clarence Higgins named Executive Director

Clarence Higgins

1947

Hunts Park dedicated


1957

Jeffrey Boys Club dedicated
50th & Kinkead


1966

Evans Boys Club dedicated


1978

Jeffrey Boys Club relocated
50th & North ‘O’


1980

Wheeler Club closed

1981

Stephens Club dedicated

1985

FSBGC College Scholarship program established


1991

Alumni & Friends Association established

Alumni & Friends Association

1992

Hall of Fame established

1993

Goldtrap-Gardner Club dedicated

1996

Stephens Club destroyed by tornado

1997

Stephens Club re-dedicated

1999

Name changed to ‘Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club’


2000

Several new female programs added

2003

Groundbreaking for new Evans facility

2004

Evans Boys & Girls Club re-dedicated

2005

Technology Centers established at each club

2006

1st Female Hall of Fame Inductee


Hunts Park Improvements

2009

Jeffrey Club Improvements