About Us

Our Mission

To enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Our Vision

To provide a world class Club experience that assures that success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character & citizenship and living a healthy lifestyle.

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Since 1965, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County has been unwavering in our commitment to the well-being of children and their preparation for future success; providing girls and boys with diverse after-school and summer activities that meet their interests and developmental needs. Clubs are guidance-oriented in order to help young people develop a system of values related to family, community and country and to make appropriate and satisfying choices in all aspects of their lives.  This commitment has guided us in equipping our youth for success through three strategic programming areas: academic success, good character & citizenship and healthy lifestyles.

A Boys & Girls Club provides

  • A safe place to learn and grow
  • Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
  • Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
  • Hope and opportunity 

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Academic Success

Every child should graduate high school on time, college or career-ready with the skills they need to succeed in today's globally competitive workforce. Clubs partner with youth, parents, schools and other community stakeholders to implement three approaches: academic enrichment and school engagement; targeted dropout prevention; and college and career preparedness.

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Good Character & Citizenship

Developing America's next generation of world changers starts today. Programs promote increased community service and safe, nurturing environments encourage strong, healthy relationships among peers, staff and parents.  They also develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for planning, decision-making, contributing to Club and community and celebrating our national heritage.

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Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy minds need the support of healthy bodies. Clubs provide daily snacks and hot meals, fitness activities and sports leagues, nutrition education, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, an understanding of healthy relationships, appreciation for the environment and social and interpersonal skills.

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