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…

Club Members & Alumni Host Leadership Conference for Teens

The Dr. Harold Reitman Club along with Mychaela O., Ezekiel Shaw and  Michael O. conducted a 3-Day Leadership & College Conference for their peers. The Trio played host to 20-25 teen members from the Dr. Harold “HACKIE” Reitman & Nan Knox Linda & Douglas Von Allmen Campus Clubs March…

Cowboys & Cowgirls Gather To Support BGCBC At Annual Ranch Roam!
Cowboys & Cowgirls Gather To Support BGCBC At Annual Ranch Roam!

On Saturday, March 11, 2017, guests of the 21st Annual DEX imaging Ranch Roam presented by the Florida Panthers Foundation, dressed in their best cowboy and cowgirls duds enjoyed a night of Old West excitement. The event, hosted by “Alligator” Ron Bergeron & Ali Waldman and chaired by Polly…

Reitman Keystone Club Named National Keystone Club of the Year!!!

Dr. Harold Reitman Keystone Club wins Boys & Girls Clubs of America Keystone Club of the Year!!! Congratulations to Coach Christine, Club Staff and all of our members!! The announcement was made at the 50th Annual National Keystone Conference in Chicago, IL earlier this month.  The conference…

2017 Flag Football Tournament
2017 Flag Football Tournament

Flag Football season is an exciting time in our Clubs, with weeks of practice and preparation preceding the anticipated BGCBC Annual Flag Football Tournament. Each year we expect nothing but greatness displayed by all members that participate.  The week-long event is attended by parents, siblings,…

11th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation
11th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation

The 11th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation has raised nearly $10 million to date for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Hosted for the 11th consecutive year at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the event took place February 10-12 and…

4th Annual Channing Crowder’s Bass Fishing
4th Annual Channing Crowder’s Bass Fishing

The 4th Annual Channing Crowder’s Bass Fishing tournament took place on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The event, founded by Channing Crowder, was an official partner of the FLW, chaired by Cary Goldberg of Diversified Companies and hosted by Mike Surman – a 20 year FLW Pro veteran! The 4th Annual…

BGCBC Members Go Bass Fishing
BGCBC Members Go Bass Fishing

The 4th Annual Channing Crowder Bass Fishing Tournament included an exciting experience for members of the Dr. Harold Reitman Boys & Girls Club. Members from the Club participated in a fishing adventure and they loved every moment of it. Held at Bass Fishing Pro Shops/Outdoor World, the 15 Club…

BGCBC Awarded Markel Safety 1st Designation for 2nd Year in a Row!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County has been awarded the Markel Safety 1st award for 2016 for the second year in a row.  BGCBC is one of only 3 Boys & Girls Clubs to receive this prestigious designation for 2 or more years in a row.

Lifetime Giving and Legacy Societies Induct 8 New Members!
Lifetime Giving and Legacy Societies Induct 8 New Members!

On February 23, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) held an Appreciation Social for Lifetime Giving and Legacy Society members to highlight their philanthropy. The Lifetime Giving Society recognition program pays tribute to individuals who have shown a deep commitment to Boys…

75,000 More Meals for Families in Broward!
75,000 More Meals for Families in Broward!

On February 25, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, funded by the Walmart Foundation and in partnership with Feeding South Florida and Meals of Hope, held a volunteer event that assembled meals for families in need throughout Broward County. Part of the Defeating Food Insecurity Program,…

BGCBC Receives $200,000 as 2017 Bank of America Broward County Neighborhood Builder for Workforce Development Program!

As the 2017 Neighborhood Builder, Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County will receive $200,000 in flexible funding, leadership development, a network of peer organizations across the U.S. and the opportunity to access capital in order to expand our impact in the community.  Funding will support…

Nan Knox Club Member Inspires Community Fundraiser

Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Advisory Council member and longtime volunteer, Julie Saumsiegle, recently wrote in her blog about an inspirational Club member, Kayla, Nan Knox's 2015-2016 Youth of the Year, Keystone Club President and winner of a National Keystone Award.

Biker’s Bash Junior Leadership Program

The 2016 Biker’s Bash Junior Leadership (BBJL) program was a tremendous success.  This year, BBJL Club members worked with V-Twin staff to construct the Biker’s Bash motorcycle that was auctioned off at the 18th Annual Chester’s Fort Lauderdale Harley Davidson Biker’s Bash presented by V-Twin…