Vance County Unit

Great Things Happening At The Vance Unit!

Festival of Trees

Our first annual Festival of Trees in Vance County was a wonderful success! So many of the community came out to see the hard work of their fellow citizens and businesses - all in support of the Vance County Club. Schools came during the week to view the trees and participate in a scavenger hunt. Thank you to everyone who came, our sponsors - Amerihealth & Walmart -, our partners - Vance County Tourism, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Vance County Regional Farmer's Market - and especially our volunteers and advisory council who worked tremendously hard to put this event together.
Thank you!

Event Photos

Lowes Grant

The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central North Carolina are thrilled to have received the Lowe’s Renovation Across the Nation grant at our Vance County Club. With the Generous funding provided, along with the help of some wonderful volunteers from the our Local Lowe’s store in Henderson, we will be completing a number of projects in our Club. Projects include: New front doors, AC units, freshly painted games room and education room, new carpeting, window treatments, mulch four our playground and soundproofing for a new music studio. Many thanks to Lowe’s and our local volunteer for making these renovations possible!

Smart Girls Outdoors

Triangle North Health Care Foundation funded an amazing opportunity for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls to participate in Smart Girls Outdoors. This program lead by Club staff and volunteers provided the young ladies the opportunity to experience the outdoors in a way that they had never dreamed. The participants experienced North Carolina's beautiful landscape while camping, hiking, becoming one with nature and learning about themselves. The ladies started the adventures by doubting themselves and questioning their limits. By the end of the program as the ladies were standing enjoying the view from Hanging Rock State Park they realized that there weren't any limits and that North Carolina had more to offer than they ever imagined.

Graduating Seniors

Clark Street Boys & Girls Club currently has 3 graduating seniors. Areyahna Wimbush, Adela Martinez and Robert Susewell. Wimbush and Susewell are both students of Vance County High School while Martinez is a student at Henderson Collegiate. Areyahna, a member of the Club for 8 years, has narrowed her college choices to VGCC, UNC Pembroke, ECSU and NC A&T State University. With career goals of becoming a Salon Owner and Operator, she plans on majoring in business then working on her cosmetology license.  Robert, a member of the Club for 2 years, has narrowed his college choices down to NYU, ECU, UNC, and Georgia State University. With plans on majoring in Biochemistry, Robert has set his eyes on becoming a Cardiac Surgeon.  Adela, a member of the Club for 8 years, has narrowed her college choices to UNC at Chapel Hill, Howard and UNC-G. With plans on majoring in Biology while on the Pre-med track, Adela has hopes of becoming a Pediatric Surgeon.  We wish these young people nothing but the best and encourage them to continue reaching for the stars. 

2019 Annual  Fishing Tournament

Thank you so much to Collins Inc. - Bass For Cash Series, our sponsors, and all the fishermen (and ladies) for a great day of fishing on Saturday. Everyone got up early for a good cause and to catch some big fish! 
The winners:
1st place: Jessie Wise & Hal Abshire (18.2lb)
2nd place: Michael Chomoudis & Powell Kemp (17.63lb)
‘Big Fish’: Shane Burns (5.59lb)

Thanks again to all our sponsors: Versatrim, Inc.Duke EnergyOverby Marine Sales and Service, Inc. Rose Oil CompanyCharles Boyd Chevrolet of Henderson NCDabney Drive Animal HospitalBobcat's Bait & Tackle Cross Creek Outdoor SuppliesRobco ManfacturingSatterwhite Point Marina, Inc.Wester Insurance Agency ,Sedation Dentistry - William S. Wooten, DDS, PA, The Rosemyr Corporation, K a R T S, For Your Occasion Party Rentals, Charles Perry, Christy's Nail Studio, Tommy & Jenny Hester, Mack & Judy Choplin, Phillip, Dorsey, Thomas, Waters & Bradford, PA. Steele Creek Food & Tackle

 Impact Report 2017-2018

Click the image below to view Vance County's Impact Report 


Contact Us

Clark Street Boys & Girls Club
212 North Clark Street

Henderson, NC 27536

Telephone: (252) 438-5830
                      (252) 572-2183

Fax: (252) 438-1455

Hours of Operation

After School

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

Meal Program

This club provides daily hot meals to students.

Summer Camp

Membership Information

Membership Fees

Annual Fees: $10.00

Weekly Fee: $10.00

Membership Application

Click here to download a membership application.

Unit Director

Evelyn Taylor

 Evelyn joined the BGCNCNC team in January 2008. Evelyn Taylor has a total of 19 years experience working within the Boys & Girls Clubs movement. She began her career with the Wake County Boys & Girls Club: Raleigh Boys Club Unit in June of 1998 as an Education Assistant, then moved to the Vance Unit, where she became the Unit Director.

Evelyn Taylor is a graduate of Shaw University where she earned a degree in Kinesiotherapy and Adapted Physical Education. She excelled in school, graduating with the title Summa Cum Laude. Upon completing Shaw University she was afforded the chance to travel to China with the International Scholar Laureate Program to study Medicine.

 What are you most proud of? Among her accomplishments within Boys & Girls Clubs, Evelyn has built and enhanced Boys & Girls Club programming, increased club membership, organized and managed special events, with incredible results, and improved facilities. Evelyn has developed and nurtured working relationships with community and government agencies and staff that resulted in positive activities and funding opportunities for the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central NC.


Club Staff

Youth Development Professionals

Anvonetta Hawkins

Jamar Branch

Umeko Hunter

Isaac Washington



James Wilson - Chef/Custodian

Jamar Branch - Sous Chef


Johnnie Kelly 

Tiyanna Smith