Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club

221 West 13th Street
Riviera Beach, FL 33404
Phone: (561) 842-5234
Club Director: Dennis Carpenter
Program Coordinator: Romney Baldwin
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION


Membership Profile 2015-2016

  • Total membership:  674
  • 52% boys, 48% girls
  • 92% African American, 2% Hispanic, 2% Caucasian
  • 56% of the youth served live in non-traditional or single parent households
  • 80% of Club members qualify for free or reduced lunch at school

Current Facilities

  • 22,500 square feet
  • 2 game rooms, technology center, library, kitchen/snack bar, guidance and leadership room, arts & crafts, science lab, gymnasium, dance studio, music (piano) room, and outdoor play areas.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County - Riviera Beach (Max M. Fisher)

Hours of Operation

The Club is open 5 days a week, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. throughout the school year, as well as some Saturdays. The teen program is open until 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until midnight on Fridays. During the summer, spring and winter breaks, and teacher planning days, the Club is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fees

  • $30 annual membership fee for school year
  • Affordable fees for extended programs (summer/spring/winter)
  • Nominal fees for  transportation
  • Scholarships available

Programming

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County works to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. The Club offers daily access to a broad range of programs in six core areas: character and leadership development; education and career development; health and life skills; the arts; sports and fitness; and technology.

  • Tutoring with certified teachers
  • Daily homework help
  • Smart Moves prevention curriculum
  • Arts & crafts
  • Singing classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Speaker series
  • Cultural Arts
  • Basketball
  • Daily inside and outside play
  • Computer education
  • Summer Camp
  • Spring/Winter break camps
  • Prevention programs
  • Leadership Programs

History

Opening in 1991, in one of the city's old firehouses, the Riviera Beach Boys & Girls Club truly had a humble beginning. Utilizing the bays where the fire trucks once stood, the Club welcomed nearly 100 children in need of services, but quickly reached capacity.

As Riviera Beach Elementary School was closing, the organization leased two of the buildings. The lease included the original schoolhouse built in 1927. This increased the facility to nearly 14,000 square feet, which enabled the organization to serve several hundred children on a daily basis.

From 1993 to 2010, the Clubhouse served thousands of young people, but the school buildings lacked amenities and were slowly deteriorating due to age. Thanks to a generous gift from the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, Lesly Smith, Danielle Hickox Moore and Siro and Roberta DeGasperis a new clubhouse opened on November 13, 2010. This 22,500 square foot state-of-the-art facility opened its doors and welcomed the next generation of young people.


Commemorative Gifts

Through our Capital and Endowment Campaign, a commemorative gift is permanent and highly visible and a tribute to the donor’s commitment to children. As we continue to seek contributions to our new facility, commemorative opportunities are available as follows:

Major and Named Donors

  • Lesly S. Smith Gymnasium
  • Kelly & Danielle Moore Science Lab
  • Clara K. Williams Junior Game Room
  • Siro and Roberta DeGasperis Center for Arts
  • Raymond George & Ruth Bitner Fisher Foundation Teen Center
  • William & Helen Thomas Charitable Trust Center for Education
  • William “Bill” Marsico Welcome Center
  • Ecclestone Center for Leadership
  • Fortin Foundation of Florida Sports Equipment Room
  • PNC Bank Administration Wing

Naming Opportunities

  • Recreation Wing (Name Dedication) - $100,000
  • Cadet Game Room (Name Dedication) - $75,000
  • Patio Area - $50,000
  • Patio Furnishings - $25,000
  • Dance Studio (Name Dedication) - $50,000
  • Canteen (Name Dedication) - $10,000
  • Arts & Craft Room – (Name Dedication) $20,000

Additional rooms and furnishings are also needed. Contact the Administrative office at (561) 683-3287 for a complete list of needs for the Club.


 

"We love the family nights! It's fantastic that the Club cares about the kids AND their families. We love the Max!" - Lockie, Club parent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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800 Northpoint Parkway
Suite 204
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

Phone: (561) 683-3287