Important News & Upcoming Events
- January Boys & Girls Club Night with the Blades
January Boys & Girls Club Night with the Blades. Additional entertainment during this game provided by the “Fur Circus”. The Fur Circus is the most en-FUR-taining, FUR-loving and totally FUR-joyable group you will every lay your eyes on! It’s FUR-tastic! With this mixed bag of talent and the amount of laughter generated, you won’t want to miss the entertaining antics first hand! Please plan to come out and enjoy the fun while supporting the Clubs.
Also, if you cannot make it to the game but would like to purchase tickets and donate them back to the kids at the Clubs, that is great! Shannon, the BGCLC CEO, will ensure they are fairly distributed. Feel free to call (239) 334-1886 if you have [More...]
- Red Sox president of baseball operations to speak at 11th Annual Evening with the Red Sox
David Dombrowski, president of baseball operations for the Boston Red Sox, will serve as this year’s Evening with the Red Sox guest speaker, sharing his experience in the baseball industry and what fans can look forward to as he takes his new position with the team.
Dombrowski was named president of baseball operations for the Red Sox on Aug. 18, 2015. In this role he is responsible for all baseball matters for the club. An experienced baseball executive,
Dombrowski has nearly 40 years of service in Major League Baseball.
He most recently served as president, CEO and general manager of the Detroit Tigers. Dombrowski also spent 10 years as general manager for the Florida Marlins prior to joining the Tigers and served the [More...]
- 11th Annual Evening with the Red Sox scheduled for March 2, 2016
Benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, the 11th annual Evening with the Red Sox will be held on Wednesday, March 2 at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers located at 13051 Bell Tower Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33907. The evening will begin at 5:30 and include a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, silent and live auctions, dinner and autograph signings from Red Sox players. The auction will offer a unique list of silent and live auction items this year including exciting trips to major cities, sports memorabilia packages, theme park passes, golf outings and more.
To view current auction items, click here
Presenting sponsors for this year’s event are Allstate Insurance and Ted Todd Insurance.
Jim Larkin, general manager of the [More...]
|Mission Statement: to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Since 1974 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County has helped strengthen the community by providing a safe, positive, constructive place for youth. The Clubs offer young people a wide variety of educational, recreational, cultural, and social programs. We seek to enrich the lives of the youth we serve and foster opportunities for personal growth and achievement.
The Boys & Girls Clubs is an afterschool and summer enrichment program for boys and girls 6 to 18 years old. We operate 7 sites throughout Lee County and serve over 1,700 youth a year. These youth rely on the Clubs and the staff to guide them through their adolescents and provide the structure for successful adult lives. Many of these youth live at or below the poverty line and in many instances are being raised by a single parent. Though they face many obstacles the Club is a constant positive in their lives. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County is committed to helping those who need us the most BE GREAT!
These statistics reflect the results of the Florida Tax Watch Research Institute and internal studies of Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County youth members. They demonstrate the positive impact Boys & Girls Clubs programs have on the youth we serve.
- Learning gains in reading and mathematics for Club members was greater than that of their peer student population
- The dropout rate for Club members was lower than that of their peer student population
- Club members had a lower rate of absenteeism at all grade levels and significantly lower rates of serious criminal offenses
- 91% of Club members maintained or improved their overall grade point average in school
- 86% of Club members gain knowledge of nutrition and healthy living habits