According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Boys & Girls Clubs is ranked as the #1 youth development organization in the nation. In Palm Beach County, 88 cents of every dollar you give goes to direct program services.
Invest in Palm Beach County’s future
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County needs you. Here are some of the ways you can help:
Make an annual contribution through our fund raising drives or special events. Contribute to our Endowment Fund for a lasting gift that ensures the future of our youth. Help us build upon our success by making a contribution to our Capital Campaign to build new and expand existing facilities. Remember the Boys & Girls Clubs in your will. Become personally involved in the lives of youth by serving as a mentor or program volunteer. Spread the good news by sharing the Boys & Girls Clubs story with friends and business associates.
Due to the generosity of our many funders, the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach County is able to serve 6,000 young residents, age 6-18 with a variety of well developed, results-oriented programs in six core areas, each year. The Club’s core areas of focus are shared among Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, and include evidence-based programs in The Arts, Health and Life Skills, Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Specialized Initiatives and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
Since 1971, the Boys and Girls Clubs have served local children from some of the county’s most unstable and challenging neighborhoods. Our Club membership reflects the diverse composition of our county: 68% of our club membership identifies as African-American and 14% of our membership is Hispanic. Another 11% is Caucasian and 7% is Asian. Members range in age from 6-18, and nearly 70% are younger than 10 years of age.
We understand that our funders measure our success through outcomes. They know they have invested wisely when they see evidence of positive changes in our young members as a result of our work. Youth who actively and regularly participate at the Club continually outperform their non-member peers in key areas including:
Our funders generously provide operating support as well as support for specific programs through grants. We are grateful to each of them.