Boys & Girls Clubs of America

The National Association of Realtors® and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America are joining forces so America’s kids continue to have a bright future. As the premier youth-serving organization in the U.S., Boys & Girls Clubs have doors open to youth in communities across the country, serving as a “home away from home” for nearly 4 million kids each year during the critical time after school and in the summer.

The National Association of Realtors® serves as “The Voice for Real Estate” and represents the more than 1 million real estate professionals who help consumers make the American dream of homeownership a reality. Clubs and Realtors® are part of the fabric of every community in America, and we are working together to give back and make a difference.

Tell Us Your Success Stories

Have you or your local association recently completed a local BGCA project or activity? The Michigan Realtors® wants to hear about it! Simply complete the form below. Success Stories will be added below.


The following half-page advertisement ran in the Wall Street Journal Mansion on 6.3.16, to promote NAR’s partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the premier youth-serving organization in the U.S. 

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Success Stories Across Michigan

See the success stories of Michigan Realtors® members, local associations, firms and affiliates.


Association: Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors®
Club: BGC of Battle Creek
Activity: Academic & Career Support for Disadvantaged Youth

Each year, the Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors® (BCAAR) members select the grants to the nonprofit organizations. BCAAR believes that our grants will make an impact in our community. In 2015, Doreen Harrison received a check of $1,200 for its Great Futures: Academic & Career Support for Disadvantaged Youth.

The Boys & Girls Club of Battle Creek is dedicated to ensure that our community disadvantaged youngsters have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures. The Boys & Girls Club of Battle Creek mission is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Association: Dearborn Area Board of Realtors®
Club: Lloyd H. Diehl Club
Activity: Build a Battlefield

May 2016: This year, NAR President Tom Salamone launched a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the DABOR decided to join the effort. We learned of this particular club from a neighboring business that is involved with the club as we do not have a club in our immediate area. After our initial meeting, we were impressed with the director and did our first project which was a Holiday Toy Drive. Afterwards, we learned that at the top of their wish list was to clear their grounds and renovate their baseball field which is in disrepair. The children play on a league and their field had not been maintained for quite some time. It was not even regulation size! This May, the Dearborn Area Board of Realtors® rallied together and remedied that. DABOR contacted the Detroit Tigers for assistance and their grounds team was able to measure the field and install anchors for the bases. With the help of donations from affiliates and members, DABOR installed a new gate at the entrance to the field, measured and cut the field to regulation size, weeded, repaired the bleachers and cleaned up the club grounds. There were trucks and dumpsters filled with brush and sod, plenty of sweat and teamwork. It was a great experience as the Realtors®! Some of their own children, club members and the staff worked together to accomplish this goal. We hope to continue our relationship with the Lloyd H. Diehl Club as we enjoyed getting to know the children there.This proves that with teamwork and a little help from your friends you can tackle what seems an impossible task…and then some.

Association: Michigan Realtors®
Club: BGC of Southeastern Michigan
Activity: Leadership Academy Team Building Bicycles

January 2016: The Michigan Realtors® Leadership Academy Class of 2016 met for their first session of the year on January 21st, 2016 in Dearborn, Michigan. Through team-building activities that were designed to test and challenge their communication, negotiation, and leadership skills, the class split into three teams to build bicycles for the local Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. Unaware that the bicycles would be presented upon completion, both the children and academy students were surprised to meet in person after lunch and share in what would become a very memorable experience. "Our children are our future. I cannot think of a better investment of our time! This event demonstrated the power of giving back to your local community while building leadership skills. As Realtors®, we look forward to the continued support of our Boys & Girls Clubs of Michigan.” said 2016 Michigan Realtors® President, Gary J. Reggish.

Association: Michigan Realtors®
Club: Morgan Park Club, Chicago
Activity: Assembled Healthy Living Kits

Association: North Oakland County Board of Realtors®
Club: BGC of Southeastern Michigan
Activity: Golf Outing & Contribution to Local Club

June 2016: The North Oakland County Board of Realtors® was selected by SentriLock to receive a contribution of $2,600 to a BGCA of their choice. NOCBOR will proudly work with the BGC in Auburn Hills thanks to this generous contribution by SentriLock.

August 2016: NOCBOR will be holding a charity golf outing for the BGC of Southeastern Michigan on August 4, 2016 at Pine Knob. 
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Association: Water Wonderland Board of Realtors®
Club: BGC of Alpena
Activity: Backpack Fundraiser

September 2016: We did a drive with our members and affiliates for backpacks filled with school supplies and healthy snacks and drinks. We collected 65 backpacks and delivered them on September 1st to the Boys & Girls Club of Alpena. We will be doing the same fundraiser for them next year, but with delivery in the middle of August.