Important News & Upcoming Events
- Haunted House of Poker
Come join us for a spooktacular evening supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County!
October 26th, the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers will be hosting our Haunted House of Poker!
Be sure to participate in our hair-raising Halloween costume contest with the prize being additional player chips.
More than $2,500 in prizes will be distributed this chilling evening so be sure to fly in on your broomstick and join the fun!
Entry: $100 per player
100 PLAYER MAXIMUM
1st place prize: $1,500
2nd place prize: $750
3rd place prize: $250
To find out more information, go to www.BGCLCPoker.org or to register now, mail this Registration Form and your check of $100 to:
Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County
7275 Concourse Dr., Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Or email it to Justin [More...]
- Passport To Paradise 2013
Passport to Paradise, held on Thursday, Sept 26, was a huge success!
For $25 you were able to enjoy the cocktail reception. $100 let you participate in the reverse raffle with the grand prize being a $5,000 gift certificate to The Design Studio by Raymond, who hosted the event.
5 restaurants showcased their menus while Bud Light and wine were provided by Suncoast Beverage.
Stillwater Grille was showcasing their one of a kind crab cakes while DaRuma was had sushi and pot stickers. The Crazy Olive had all different kinds of Sicilian pizza and Cantina Laredo made their famous guacamole and margaritas. Bangkok Thai was serving spring rolls and Thai chicken fried rice.
The live music was a hit! Underground performed a wide range [More...]
- Cleaning Supply Drive at Dixie Roadhouse
Dixie Roadhouse hosted a cleaning supply drive for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County on September 12th and 14th!
Anyone who brought in 2 or more cleaning supplies received free entry into Dixie Roadhouse for the night.
Dixie Roadhouse is a country-themed "party bar" for a 21+ crowd. Early in the evening, the concept relies on nearly 100% country music and features "Free & Easy" dance lessons. Once the lessons and practices are over, Dixie Roadhouse begins a transformation in the music format that includes rock, retro, dance, Top-40, and country.
We can't thank Dixie Roadhouse enough for helping us out! The clubs are always in need of cleaning supply items and every little bit of support and involvement that we [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