SOAAP Welcomes Incoming Dean

Corey Dantzler, President/CEO of Challengers Boys and Girls Clubs Metro Los Angeles as the incoming SOAAP Dean.Read Corey's Bio...

James D. Cox Scholarship Memorial Fund

Jim Cox (1947 – 2011) was a nationally recognized, career Boys & Girls Club professional with... read more

The Julius Lott Celebration of Diversity Scholarship

Julius Lott (1961-2016) Longtime Boys & Girls Club Professional, Julius Lott dedicated his career to recognizing and celebrating the differences that made us all productive to the movement. Read about the scholarship named in his honor.

What is SOAAP?

African American Professionals have a storied history of contributions to the Boys & Girls Club Movement. The Society of African American Professionals is a member organization of executives and professionals dedicated to supporting the development and advancement of African American professionals in the Boys & Girls Club Movement.

Through a national and regional network, SOAAP enables its members to receive informed support from peers and discuss key issues in an open, constructive environment. Recruitment, retention and upward mobility are at the top of SOAAP’s agenda. Your success is our goal.

SOAAP Spotlight

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi has named Penney L. King, MSW, as its new president and CEO. King is an active member in the Boys and Girls Clubs Professional Association, SOOAP and a national training associate for Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Read more...

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    SOAAP Program Highlights

    The SOAAP Advantage

    SOAAP members are part of a professional network supported by like-motivated professionals. SOAAP recognizes the exceptional contributions of its members to the Boys & Girls Club Movement. Learn about the advantages and benefits of SOAAP membership.

    From the SOAAP website, members can access -

    Grow Membership
    Become a member today! Join your collegues across the movement.

    Educate Professionals
    Empowering Professionals to take chage of their careers through networking and professional development.

    Mobilize Coaches
    Support the development of others. Application to Coach/Mentor.


    Join Now...

    Around the corner and across the country, Boys & Girls Club professionals are discovering the benefits of  SOAAP.  Why not you?  Join now!

    Proof Positive

    SOAAP has a profound and positive impact on the lives of its members.  Click here to read what people  say about the SOAAP experience.