Who We AreEstablished in 1996, Campus Clubs is a Christian community development center located in Macon, Georgia. We serve youth and their families by assisting academically, developing life skills, and sharing the love of Christ.
Our purpose is to provide students with access to activities and programs that are typically out of their reach. Throughout the school year, over 150 students grades K5-12th attend our Monday – Thursday program and in the summer, we offer a 6 week academic intensive camp.
Students spend approximately 625 hours at Campus Clubs per year and participate in over 20 academic, spiritual, and life skills programs.
While we welcome students from all areas of Macon, most of our students reside in the historic Pleasant Hill neighborhood. The majority of our students attend L.H. Williams Elementary School, Saint Peter Claver Academy, Vineville Academy, Alexander II Magnet School, Rosa Taylor Elementary School, Miller Middle School, and Central High School.
Campus Clubs began in 1996 with a group of committed volunteers from First Presbyterian Church (FPC) who were passionate about tutoring at-risk youth. Students gathered twice a week in the FPC gym to receive help with homework and participate in recreational activities. The vision grew from weekly tutoring lessons to a fully functioning after school program that picked students up from over 34 schools. For years, Campus Clubs was located on the FPC campus in downtown Macon.
In 2010, the Board of Directors further clarified our mission after recognizing that we were investing widely but without deep investment. Campus Clubs officially moved into a building off of Vineville Avenue to primarily devote time to the Pleasant Hill neighborhood.
The new outlook transformed our organization. The after school program now runs as a community development center and serves over 150 students and their families throughout the year.
In 2017, L.H. Williams was taken off the “failing schools list.” That same year, Campus Clubs was given an award by this school for its “Outstanding Support and Contributions” to the youth of Pleasant Hill.
Campus Clubs employs an Executive Director, Program Director, Education Director, Communications Director, 5 teachers, and utilizes over 300 volunteers a year.
Several core principles shape our mission:
- Every child is born with specific, God-given talents. We help students identify their particular gifting by exposing them to a wide range of activities and programs. We then come alongside to foster their discovered skills. Our ultimate goal is for a discovered talent or interest to turn into a viable career pathway.
- Holistic investment is essential for health. God asks us to love Him with our heart, mind, soul, and strength. Our programs are designed to promote physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual flourishing.
- Consistent interaction is pivotal for transformation. We cannot adequately fulfill our mission without establishing trust. Students deserve to know that they are worthy of long-term investment and stability.
- Jesus changes everything. Our hope is Him and we are active participants in the reality of his kingdom here on earth.