The Bryant Boys & Girls Clubs began as the Bryant Youth Association after a group of community leaders through our local Chamber of Commerce determined we needed a youth program for children to go after school and during the summer. They hired a director (Mrs. Passmore) in 2004 and began the After School Program in September at the Bryant Elementary/Middle School campus. After a lot of hard work and community support, we were granted a charter from Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2005. In 2015, our board and staff stepped out on faith and answered the call for a Club at Davis Elementary School. It was an instant success and we are continuing to make a positive difference in our communities. We are extremely proud of the amount of success we have and the positive impact we have made in our community and more importantly, the young people we serve.
The Kids Closet is a service project of the Rotary Club of Bryant. It exists to restore dignity to children by providing these basic items to kids free of charge. In 2017, the Kids Closet served over 300 local kids with new clothing, shoes, coats and jackets, underwear, and backpacks for school. The Kids Closet reaches needy children referred by school counselors and teachers, the Boys and Girls Club, local churches, and concerned citizens.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities within the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland. For just $25, a child can be sponsored to receive a book every month for an entire year!