Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with several women in Hartford, Connecticut Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. Character development has been the cornerstone of the Boys & Girls Club experience since the first Club opened in 1860. The Club's leadership developed a system of informal guidance to attract boys into the Club, capture their interest, improve their behavior and increase their …
Helping youth become responsible, caring citizens and acquire skills for participating in the democratic process is the main thrust of the character and leadership programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs. They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.
Keystone Clubs are chartered small group leadership development clubs for young people ages 14 to18. Keystoners …
Education And Career Development
The following programs of the Boys & Girls Club help youth create aspirations for the future, providing them with opportunities for career exploration and educational enhancement:
Making Minutes Count
A comprehensive homework help and tutoring program, POWER HOUR is designed to raise the academic proficiency of Club members ages 6 to18.
Goals For Graduation
Goals for Graduation introduces Club members ages 6 to18 to the concept of academic goal setting. …
These programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs develop young people's capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults:
The SMART Moves (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) prevention/education program addresses problems such as drug and alcohol use and premature sexual activity. The program uses a team approach involving Club staff, peer leaders, parents and community representatives. …
If you are interested in being a volunteer, you are welcome to stop by our facility or fill in our secure form listed under our contact us link. Your information will be kept strictly confidential and will never be sold to or shared with any other organization. Always feel free to call, fax or email us with your questions and comments.
More than ever before, our children are faced with unprecedented challenges – lack of supervision, spiraling youth violence and increasing academic demands. …
These initiatives of the Boys & Girls Clubs help young people enhance self-expression and creativity, develop multicultural appreciation, provide exposure to and develop skills in crafts and visual, performing and literary arts:
ImageMakers: National Photography Program
View the 2006 ImageMakers National Photography Exhibit Virtual Gallery. Funded by the Circuit City Foundation, this comprehensive photography program encourages girls and boys to learn and practice photography, expressing …
The end of September brought a harvest of volunteers from the local Lowe's Home Center, along with several independent contractors, who gave the Dr. H.L. Harrell Sr. Unit a beautifying face lift. Their benevolent efforts of painting, rewiring light fixtures, replacing ceiling and floor tiles and installing window blinds has greatly enhanced the appearance of the facility for the kids.
Joe Justice, Store Manager from Lowe's Home Center on SR200 in Southwest Ocala, said that this endeavor is …
OCALA, FL – Former Vanguard High School Principal and Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart will be the keynote speaker at the annual Boys & Girls Clubs Leadership & Legislative Day, October 16th.
The annual event draws public officials and community leaders with an interest in issues related to youth in Marion County. The lunchtime event will be held at the Ocala Campus of the Boys & Girls Clubs.
Commissioner Stewart began her teaching career in Hillsborough County before …
Now's the time to for new and returning members to sign up for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Marion County after school program. Contact our local branch for more info at (352) 690-7440 or visit our event on Facebook. Use the links below to download your application forms:
Membership Main Ocala Application
Transportation form - Ocala
Financial Aid Form
Membership Dunnellon Application
Transportation form - Dunnellon