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…

Teens Experience Adulthood During Reality Store Event

More than 100 BGCBC teens participating in the SkillsUSA, MoneyMatters and CareerLaunch programs, part of BGCBC's Workforce Development Initiative, prepared for real world experiences during the Reality Store event.  Reality Store provides an interactive experience in which youth learn how the…

Teens Present Business Ideas In The Entrepreneurship Tank
Teens Present Business Ideas In The Entrepreneurship Tank

The Entrepreneurship Tank (ET) Program was created to give Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County teen Members the opportunity to learn how to plan and build a business. Classes  were each led by a BGCBC corporate board member: Todd Paton, President of Paton Marketing; Linda Buccilli, Growth and…

72 BGCBC Families Complete Family Strengthening Program

With a grant from the Children’s Services Council, this is BGCBC’s second year of successfully implementing the FSP in our Clubs.  To date, we served 72 families at the following Clubs: Levine/Slaughter, Lauderhill, Nan Knox, Rick & weRita Case, Marti Huizenga and Carver Ranches.

New BGCBC Program, SkillsUSA, Certifies Teens in Customer Service
New BGCBC Program, SkillsUSA, Certifies Teens in Customer Service

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County introduced the Skills USA program through the support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  The Members learn about core customer service skills, communication skills, workplace etiquette and professionalism, problem solving skills, time management…

Youth Learn Football Fundamentals From The Pros!
Youth Learn Football Fundamentals From The Pros!

Channing Crowder and the Miami Dolphins brought the fun to the NFL YET Lester H White Boys & Girls Club for over 75 members on June 3rd, 2017 for the 4th Annual Channing Crowder Youth Football Camp! Channing Crowder, former Miami Dolphin linebacker, began the camp in 2014 and with annual grants…

Publix Super Market Charities 9th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County
Publix Super Market Charities 9th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County

The Publix Super Market Charities 9th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County took place on May 11, 2017 at the beautiful Signature Grand in Davie, Florida.  Over 1,000 community & business leaders came together to celebrate outstanding women who have excelled in leadership roles in the…

BGCBC Partners With JAE Restaurant Group for Workforce Development Program
BGCBC Partners With JAE Restaurant Group for Workforce Development Program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County has taken great strides in strengthening the workforce readiness and development program for teens attending our Clubs.  JAE Restaurant Group, the organization that owns over 170 Wendy’s Restaurants across the state of Florida and the United States has…

Boys & Girls Clubs Annual Career Day
Boys & Girls Clubs Annual Career Day

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s Annual Career Day was a success! Fifteen (15) careers were represented during the Career Day event that took place on Friday, April 14 at American Heritage School. Approximately 200 Members attended the Career Day event.

2017 Florida Youth of The Year Celebration
2017 Florida Youth of The Year Celebration

This year we had the privilege to accompany Jasmin M. for the Florida Youth of the Year Celebration in Orlando, FL, April 6-8, 2017. The Florida Youth of the Year Celebration is where the selection process takes place to determine who will represent the Boys & Girls Club for the Regional Youth…

Fun for Buffalo Wild Wings Community Day!!
Fun for Buffalo Wild Wings Community Day!!

Each year, Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW)  teams up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ameirica to host Community Day. On April 19, more than 950 Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants across the United States invite their Guests to join them for their annual Community Day fundraiser in support of a local area…

50th Annual Florida Panthers Dinner Auction Presented by ProScapes
50th Annual Florida Panthers Dinner Auction Presented by ProScapes

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County hosted the 50th Annual Florida Panthers Dinner Auction Presented by ProScapes on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Signature Grand. Over 600 attended Broward’s longest running charitable event, chaired by    Marc Infante and Jim Robertson.

Volunteers Give Back To Nan Knox Club
Volunteers Give Back To Nan Knox Club

The Nan Knox Boys & Girls Club paid homage to its namesake this month with an expanded pollinator landscape garden, new stone birdbath and 300+ bags of mulch laid down by volunteers from the Club’s advisory council, Broward Master Gardeners, Fort Lauderdale Garden Club and the Fort Lauderdale…

Generals Construction Career Day A Success!
Generals Construction Career Day A Success!

The Generals Construction Career Day presented by Castle Group was held on Saturday, April 9, 2017 at the Levine/Slaughter Boys & Girls Club and the Leo Goodwin Teen Center. Over 225 young adults participated in 22 construction related activities including crane operation, property management,…

Role Models Inspire Club Kids To Greatness!

The Role Models That Inspire program brings high achieving, inspirational leaders right to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County to discuss how they were able to overcome their challenges and meet their goals. Each month, inspirational speakers present at a select number of Clubs to share…

Nan Knox Wins Second Place In Plywood Regatta!

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida’s 2017 Plywood Regatta was an exciting two day event held at the Dania Beach Marina, Dania Beach, FL., on Saturday April 1 & Sunday April 2, 2017.  The objectives of the event are; to introduce young marine enthusiasts and the community to the…

31st Annual Golf Tournament
31st Annual Golf Tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) hosted the 31st Annual Golf Classic on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the exclusive Woodlands Country Club in Fort Lauderdale.  Founded by brothers Bill & Gary Rotella in 1987, the Annual Golf Classic is known as the longest running and finest…

BGCBC Cheerleaders Bring the Spirit!
BGCBC Cheerleaders Bring the Spirit!

On March 24th, the Jim and Jan Moran Club hosted Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s Annual Cheerleading Competition for a gym full of excited spectators.   The cheerleaders were nothing but high energy and all had awesome sportsmanship. The day was filled with jumps, splits and “spirit…