The Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains (BGCSM) guides almost 1600 Sevier County youth to become productive, caring and responsible citizens via five club locations in Sevier County: Gatlinburg, Kodak, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Seymour. For more than 20 years, thousands of children, ages 6 to 18, have benefited from the guidance they receive at the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains.
Bike Elf kicks off our third partnership in June 2017 at the Sevierville Club by challenging approximately 165 summer attendees to a Fit Club challenge. The top twenty-five Fit Club participants based on highest attendance, daily participation and PACER test completion will earn Bike Elf bicycles in August 2017.
Since 1997, Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains has been an award winning leader in youth development, not only in the state of Tennessee, but worldwide. Examples include:
• For 16 straight years, at least one of BGCSM branches has been selected for Best Program in Tennessee for a variety of youth development areas;
• Best Small Club Program in the World went to their Pigeon Forge branch in back to back years (2001 – 2002);
• In 2002, the Teen Center Director was selected as the National Teen Advisor of the Year;
• and, BGCSM has received six national marketing awards.