Impacting Families Through Boys & Girls Clubs Programs
Many of our families hold multiple jobs, face financial challenges, and encounter a multitude of hardships. If there is one thing they do not have to stress over, it is where their kids are and what they are doing after school. Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County provides an affordable, reliable and quality youth development program, eliminating worry of financial burden, safety and supervision.
Outside of their families and school, if a child is given opportunity and encouragement to do their best in school and in other areas of their lives, their families benefit. Research shows that parent involvement in after school programs provides the same benefits to families as parent involvement in the regular school day. After school programs including the Boys & Girls Clubs often present a gateway into the school for many parents.
All families need a number of supportive elements in their lives to help their children develop into productive adults. Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County provides that extra support, and has a direct impact on families by providing a choice, giving opportunity and nurturing the good in every child.
PNC Family Nights -Alternating between Family Fun Nights and Family Educational Opportunities, strive to provide top-notch family programming in a safe and comfortable setting. Some of the events the Clubs offer include: Financial Literacy night (presented by PNC Bank), Family Reading Night (presented by the PBC Literacy Coalition), and a Health Fair with Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Screenings (presented by the Boca Raton Community Hospital Foundation) and numerous other activities from cooking lessons to dance lessons. The Fun Nights offer activities the entire family can enjoy from sports challenges to family Bingo. Call your local Club to get the latest schedule of events.
Family Advisory Committee -Parents and relatives of Club members are invited to be a part of the team that makes it all happen! Committee members will work with the Club Director and the Family Services Core Area Director to reach out to other Club families and plan exciting programs and special events!
Family Resource Center -A wealth of community resources, all in one place... and right at your fingertips! Stop by and visit our Family Resource Center, stocked with up-to-date brochures and flyers advertising free or low-cost family support services provided locally. Also, take advantage of our “Coupon Bank” to find discounts on household items and nutritious foods— and share your unneeded coupons with others who may be able to use them.
Father Support Group -Finally, a place where dads can come together to share their experiences, frustrations, troubles, and solutions with people who can relate! Members of the group will also help plan and coordinate special events to promote father involvement in the Club (anyone up for a Superbowl Party, Boys & Girls Clubs-style?!), and will be invited to serve as mentors to Club members living in fatherless homes.
Job Bank -Yes, that’s right... We’re offering FREE individual workshops on resume-writing and interview skills, AND helping you get your resume out there! Schedule your appointment today!
Community ACCESS (food stamp application/renewal) - Tired of waiting in long lines and dealing with red tape? We can help! Our Family Liaisons are trained Community ACCESS partners, and can help you complete your Food Stamp application or renewal in the Club— at times that are convenient for you!
Links to Literacy -In collaboration with the Palm Beach County Literacy Coalition, we are able to offer year-round reading and writing tutoring, as well as ESOL classes, to parents of members enrolled in our programs.