Service Leadership Program: Service Day 2013

Eighth Annual Service Day

About the 2013 Service Site

The Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club, founded in 1960, serves more than 40,000 young men and women, ages 5-18, throughout the St. Louis-metropolitan area. Its comprehensive programs are focused on achieving the following goals:

  • Emphasizing the three Rs’ (Respect, Restraint, Responsibility) through athletic competition and team-building in football, baseball, basketball, swimming, softball, cheerleading and other recreational activities; 
  • Building self-esteem, while allowing for personal growth, emphasizing the importance of becoming literate and educated citizens; 
  • Addressing problems stemming from teen idleness (such as substance abuse, gang violence, teen pregnancy and illiteracy); 
  • Instilling the desire to lead productive lives and to become positive contributors and future leaders in the community; 
  • Teaching moral, personal, social and cultural development and practices. 

The Club also serves as a meeting center for various community, social and business organizations and as an outreach resource center for troubled youth. The Club is a non-profit, 501 (c)3 United Way member agency. For more information about the organization, please visit the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and girls’ Club website.

How We Helped

The Service Leadership Program Service Day co-chairs and committee worked diligently to ensure that our 150+ volunteers combined 1,000+ service hours provided a meaningful contribution to the organization and participants. The work accomplished included, but was not limited to:

  • Painting
  • Cleaning
  • Landscaping
  • Organizing

See it To Believe It

Don’t take our word for it! Check out our video below about what service day means to our students!

Service Day 2013 Recap