About Us

Our talented youth development professionals work hard to foster the unlimited potential in our members. Their success is why we do what we do.

Founder Frank Callen

Sunrise 1887 - Sunset 1949

Frank Callen was born in Savannah, Ga. in 1887. He obtained his education from the local public schools, Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth, and Atlanta University, from which he graduated in 1911. He was a veteran of World War I and served in 157th Depot Brigade at Camp Gordon. 

Callen organized a drop-in center in the basement of the Beach Institute on October 19, 1917, which began with 15 boys. By 1922, the national Boys’ Club of America accepted Callen’s group as part of its organization. The club soon expanded and brought the old McDonald house on E. Charlton St. Today the club is still located  on E. Charlton St. serving the community for over a 100 years.


Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club has a vision to provide a safe welcoming place for youth and their families which builds character, and enables growth and enables growth and excellence in developing academically, socially, ethically, productive, responsible leaders and citizens.

Who We Serve

Boys & Girls Clubs provide a place where all youth, no matter their circumstances, can make great discoveries about themselves and engage in educational and recreational activities. And it’s all done in safe environments and led by positive role models and leaders.

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