Boys & Girls Clubs - Hancock County

Hancock County Unit                                               
310 Old Spanish Trail
Bay St. Louis, MS  39520
(228) 467-9515
Unit Director:  Shannel Smith



The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast Hancock County Unit is now located in the newly renovated Valena C. Jones Center. This building is one of the few surviving examples of a pre desegregation school in the gulf coast area, and represents a history that has value to many residents.


The renovation on this 33,000 sq. ft. facility was made possible due to funds from the MS Development Authority and CDBG allocated to the City of Bay St. Louis, who in turn leases it to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast (BGCGC) in order to provide quality after school and summer care for the youth of Hancock County.


Located in Bay St. Louis, it is close to all city services including the library, police and fire.  Members have access to a computer lab, art room, a full size gymnasium, commercial kitchen, and several additional classrooms for various program activities.  An adjacent Teen Center is scheduled to be completed in 2011.