Granville County Unit

Great Things Happening At The Granville Unit!

Meet Cody Henderson

We recently held our annual BGC breakfast and it was a huge success. One of our youth gave a speech on how the BGC has helped him and shaped him. Although he did not come to us through JCPC he is definitely a youth that would have met the qualifications. As the director, it was very empowering to hear the young man speak and to know that because of the BGC he is not in a detention center and that he is making it a priority in his life to make better decisions. Here is his speech:

Good morning everyone. My name is Cody Henderson. I want to start off by saying, thank you so much for having me here this morning. I am not a perfect person. I have been through numerous situations. I have been detained inside of a detention center for many wrong behaviors; I have been characterized with many labels such as criminal, disrespectful, and deceitful. To top it all off my home life was stressful. My mom started to get sick and it created new challenges for me. People have told me I will never be anything in life. They’ve also said I don’t belong on this earth. I felt like it was all true at one point. I was lost, confused, and misunderstood. Every day was a constant battle of trying to be the person I wanted to be or being the person that people assumed I was. That all changed when I felt I became a part of the Boys & Girls Club family. Read the rest of Cody's inspiring speech.


It’s safe to say that STEM is becoming a fast favorite at the Granville Boys & Girls Club! Our club members are specifically enjoying science projects this month. They have focused on gravity, water, and engineering. Pictured below you can see our club member Alice with her engineering project. Creating structures out of marshmallows develops kids’ engineering skills and enhances their critical thinking. It’s the perfect way for them to keep their EDGE during the school year. 

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African American Quiz Bowl Champions

Our club is full of young scholars! Our #BGCGranville team "The Oxford Time Machine" entered the Vance County African American Quiz Bowl for the first time, this year, and came in 2nd place!

Contact Us

105 West Street
Oxford, NC, 27565

Telephone: (919) 482-0851

Fax: 919-690-0010


Hours of Operation


Monday - Friday
2:30pm - 6:30pm

Meal Program

This club provides daily hot meals to students.

Summer Camp

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Membership Information

Membership Fees

Annual Fees: $10.00

Weekly Fee: $10.00

Membership Application

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Unit Director

Club Staff

DeLauren White

DeLauren joined the BGCNCNC team in August 2015. She is from Jasper, Georgia. DeLauren attended the University of Georgia, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice.

 Prior to joining BGCA, she kept the nursery at a local church and did a service learning project with children in South Africa. It was during that trip that she experienced a life changing moment where she realized that she needed to get involved with the youth in the community. Soon after, she began her journey with BGCA, becoming a Youth Development Professional at the Joel E. Smilow BGC in Athens, GA.

After graduation, she continued working as a YDP at the Boys & Girls Club of North Georgia, and soon worked her way up to Unit Director the following school year. After a year at the West End Club, she I felt it in her heart to make a change. After a brief visit with the club members in Oxford, NC, she knew that this was the club God wanted her to be at.

What do you enjoy most about being a Unit Director? “This is my 5th year with Boys & Girls Clubs & I couldn't be happier. My favorite thing about being a UD is that I get to follow my passion & every day I get the opportunity to make a difference in a child's life.”

Youth Development Professionals

Tomika Burrell
Jasmine Horton
Lanyia Rogers
Clinet Ealey
Nile Demery 

Front Desk

Debra Brown

Bus Driver

Wanda Robinson


Trinity Burrell

Favorite Quote:
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible." -Walt Disney