The Boys and Girls Club of Albany is celebrating an important milestone today.
They're celebrating their 50th anniversary. Tonight they held a reception honoring past board presidents and executive directors. The club was first started in Albany in 1965 by director B.B. Rhodes Jr. Board members say their longevity wouldn't be possible without the support of the community.
"We are all here trying to build an environment where all young people can thrive and grow," said Marvin Laster, Asst. Chief Professional Officer. "Also provide them with a safe place where they are nurtured by supportive, positive relationships with adult staff and professional staff, who are truly and genuinely concerned about the wellbeing of these young people."
The Boys and Girls Club of Albany serves more than 3,000 students in Albany and Dougherty County.