The Hartford Supports BGCBC with Grant Funding for College & Career Readiness Programs

The College and Career Center powered by the Hartford Grant has greatly impacted the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s Leo Goodwin Teen Center. The grant has allowed the organization to provide more college and career readiness activities for teen members. Members at the Leo Goodwin Teen…

Adopt-A-Family Brings Joy to over 290 BGCBC Members

The Boys & Girls Club of Broward County goes above and beyond providing afterschool and summer programming to children in the community and is always willing to help our members during their time of need, especially during the holidays. This year, thanks to our hardworking staff, volunteers and…

Annual Awards Dinner Honors Board Members and Staff
Annual Awards Dinner Honors Board Members and Staff

BGCBC was very grateful for many things this Thanksgiving.  We are especially grateful for our employees and volunteers who have helped make our organization what it is today.  On Thursday, November 16, BGCBC celebrated and recognized 375 years of service among our employees and volunteers at our…

BGCBC Teens host #WeOwnFriday in Partnership with the Hartford
BGCBC Teens host #WeOwnFriday in Partnership with the Hartford

On Friday, November 17 in partnership with the Hartford, BGCBC teen members hosted a county wide #WeOwnFriday with food, fun and games at the Leo Goodwin Foundation Teen Center.   Members from across Broward came together to celebrate their time in the Club and participate in fun activities.  Teens…

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) Vision Program helps provide Free Vision Screenings to BGCBC Members Thanks to the America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) Vision Program helps provide Free Vision Screenings to BGCBC Members Thanks to the America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Members from the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County were treated to free vision screenings in the month of November and December from America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, the largest brand of optical stores operated by National Vision, Inc. The program was funded by the BGCA vision store…

113 Teens Inducted into Keystone Clubs
113 Teens Inducted into Keystone Clubs

Keystone is a leadership Club for members’ ages 14-18 that promotes character and leadership qualities among Club teens. Club activities are designed to promote awareness and impact in the areas of Academic Success, Career Preparation, Community Service, and Teen Outreach, which are the four focus…

Biker’s Bash Junior League Leadership Program

The Biker Bash Junior League Program (BBJL) was a very fun and educational experience for the members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Members worked with the staff at Indian Motorcycle to learn about the motorcycle business. Club members got the opportunity to work on a real…

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BROWARD COUNTY’S 30TH ANNUAL YACHT RENDEZVOUS
THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BROWARD COUNTY’S 30TH ANNUAL YACHT RENDEZVOUS

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County hosted its 30th Annual Yacht Rendezvous November 9-11, 2017. Founded by Rita and Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group the event took place at Miami’s Fisher Island Club all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the more than 12,…

The 19th Annual Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson Bikers Bash
The 19th Annual Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson Bikers Bash

The 19th Annual Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson Bikers Bash was held December 7-10, 2017 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  A special thank you to our Honorary Chair Christopher Osceola, The Seminole Tribe of Florida, The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, our “Leaders of the Pack”…

15th Annual Caddyshack Revisited Golf Tournament
15th Annual Caddyshack Revisited Golf Tournament

The 15th Annual Caddyshack Revisited Golf Tournament, founded by Rita Case and co-chaired by Chris White and Vice Mayor Susan Starkey, took place on Monday, October 9th (a Columbus Day Tradition) at the exclusive Grande Oaks Golf Club.

21st Annual Dunn's Run
21st Annual Dunn's Run

This year’s 21st Annual Dunn’s Run 5 Mile Run/ 5K Run & Walk, benefiting the Jim & Jan Moran Boys & Girls Clubs, was held on Sunday October 1, 2017.

Art Exhibit Featuring Member Artwork Begins at the Mark K. Wheeler Gallery
Art Exhibit Featuring Member Artwork Begins at the Mark K. Wheeler Gallery

Now Through December 8th, 2017 view the exhibit, MANY FACES, 1 LOVE, featuring the artwork of local Club members on exhibit in the Mark K. Wheeler Gallery at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

Florida Panthers’ Day of Impact at the Carver Ranches Club

This past August BGCBC scored a ‘hat trick’ when the Florida Panther’s staff volunteered their time to help make some much needed improvements to the Carver Ranches Boys & Girls Club in West Park.  Seventy-eight volunteers, including Panthers CEO and BGCBC Board Member, Matthew Caldwell,…

Boys & Girls Clubs Teens Explore College Fair
Boys & Girls Clubs Teens Explore College Fair

Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) is more than just a safe place for teens to go afterschool.  Our programs are designed to expose teens to post- graduation opportunities and prepare them for future careers or entrepreneurial endeavors. As a part of BGCBC’s new Workforce Development…

BGCBC Begins Saturday Program Days After Hurricane Irma
BGCBC Begins Saturday Program Days After Hurricane Irma

BGCBC opened its doors to Broward youth a week before the scheduled start date of the Annual Saturday Program due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on so many of our families.  The program, which is funded by The Jim Moran Foundation, encourages healthy lifestyles and academic success and is an…

25th Annual Hollywood Stars Honors the Late Marti Huizenga
25th Annual Hollywood Stars Honors the Late Marti Huizenga

The 25th Annual “Hollywood Welcomes the Stars” benefiting the Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club in Hollywood, was held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Diplomat Beach Resort.

Seventh consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

We are proud to announce Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County has earned our seventh consecutive 4-star rating.

Club Clean Up 2017
Club Clean Up 2017

Families and schools weren’t the only ones getting ready for back-to-school in the month of August.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County was getting ready as well.  August is when we hold our Annual Club Clean-Up in all of our Clubs throughout the county.  We had 252 volunteers come out on…

Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County 2017 Summer College Tour Series
Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County 2017 Summer College Tour Series

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is helping to prepare Club Members for life after high school through our Summer College Tour Series. During the tours, Members ages 13-18 experienced life as a college student while learning about dorms, majors, financial aid/scholarship opportunities…

Community Partners Help Prepare Members for Success in School!
Community Partners Help Prepare Members for Success in School!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward members had a great start to the new school year.  They received over 5,500 backpacks and supplies exceeding $60,000 in value from 40 donors, ranging from individuals to foundations and corporations.

BGCBC Corporate Board Named ‘Board Team of the Year’ & Recognized for Program Impact Excellence

Each year, chief volunteer officers, board members and chief professional officers from Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Florida gather to attend the two-day Florida Area Council & Alliance meetings that serve as forum for sharing ideas and updates on issues that impact Boys & Girls Clubs…

Broward Sheriff’s Office Helps More Members Attend Clubs Afterschool
Broward Sheriff’s Office Helps More Members Attend Clubs Afterschool

Club members are back to school and this year, thanks to generous funding from the Broward Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF), BGCBC will be able to provide additional bus transportation for members from their schools to the Clubs afterschool.  Research shows that the greatest…

Clubs Respond To Hurricane Irma By Opening Doors For Youth
Clubs Respond To Hurricane Irma By Opening Doors For Youth

A few weeks ago, South Florida experienced destructive winds as Hurricane Irma passed over the State, causing millions to lose power and widespread damage to homes and businesses.  Many of our member families were affected, left without power, unable to work and in some cases lost just about…

Florida Panthers Summer Cats Program
Florida Panthers Summer Cats Program

For the second summer in a row, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County hosted the Florida Panthers Summer Cats Program at all 12 Club locations throughout Broward.  Clubs received all the supplies necessary to implement the hockey program in the Clubs including hockey sticks, pucks, goals and…

2017 Career Launch – A Day at Broward College
2017 Career Launch – A Day at Broward College

The 2017 Career Launch – A Day at Broward College, hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, exposed over 270 teen Club Members to the educational opportunities at Broward College – North Campus.  During the event, teen Club Members were greeted by Dr. Avis Proctor, the President of…

BGCBC Awards Scholarships to 20 College Bound Members
BGCBC Awards Scholarships to 20 College Bound Members

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County celebrated 20 exceptional young men and women during the Annual Scholarship Dinner on Wednesday, August 12 at the Embassy Suites in Fort Lauderdale.  Recipients are planning to attend Florida International University, Broward College, Alverno University…

BGCBC Summer Enrichment Programs
BGCBC Summer Enrichment Programs

BGCBC Summer Enrichment Programs celebrated the culmination of another successful 10 week session this year!  Programs are made possible through partnerships with the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) and the Lawrence J. & Florence A. De George Charitable Trust.  This year a…

Brandon Knight Skills Clinic 2017
Brandon Knight Skills Clinic 2017

For the 7th consecutive year, the former two-time Florida Mr. Basketball, former NBA Lottery Pick, current star of the Phoenix Suns and BGCBC Alumnus, Brandon Knight, hosted his annual skills clinic at his alma mater Pine Crest High School in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.  This venture allowed members of…

Ft. Lauderdale Selected For Soar With Reading Program!

In 2011 Jet Blue launched Soar With Reading to encourage kids’ imaginations to take flight through reading and get books into the hands of kids who need them.  Nan Knox Club members attended the program launch at Joseph Carter Park where they, not only, received books but Jet Blue backpacks and…

Thank you – Two Priceless and Impactful Words

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is fortunate to have many people and organizations who give of their time, money and resources to support our mission of guiding youth to great futures. Twice a year we have members call donors to express their appreciation and share what they enjoy most…