1080 Wellington Trace
The Club is open between 2:00 and 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, throughout the school year. During the spring and winter breaks, and teacher planning days, the Club is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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.
The Boys & Girls Club of Wellington opened in 1987 through the combined efforts of the Youth Activities of Wellington, Corepoint Corporation, Palm Beach County and Acme Improvement District.
The original site was on 17 acres in the Village of Wellington Park and included two baseball fields, two outdoor basketball courts and a 3,500 square foot building made possible in part by the generous support of the Alberto Vadia family.
In 1998, because of Sandy Abouzeid, the Club doubled its size, bringing it to 7,000 square feet. But even with the expansion, the club’s limited size still forced the club to turn away hundreds of children in need.
Working in conjunction with the Village of Wellington, a new parcel in a high density area with a large youth expansion was acquired and a new lease was finalized. In 2012, thanks to a generous $1.5 million donation from Neil S. Hirsch, $600,000 from Palm Beach County, $700,000 from the Village of Wellington and numerous other donations, the organization broke ground for the new 22,570 square foot Neil S. Hirsch Boys & Girls Club in May. The new Club opened in April 2013.
We are currently soliciting items for the new Club; please contact Kae Jonsons at (561) 683-3287 if you are interested in donating. The Club is especially in need of Lego sets for the children.
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:
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 build our new facility, commemorative opportunities are available as follows:
*Additional rooms and furnishings are also needed. Contact the Development Office at (561)683-3287 for a complete list of needs for the Club.
Through a Family Liaison Initiative, the Clubs offer monthly educational and family fun nights for all parents and guardians of the youth it serves. Among the programs offered are family game nights, bullying seminars, and financial literacy programs.
Family programs are available for sponsorship. If you would like further information, please contact the Administrative Office at (561) 683-3287.
"The Clubs provide a sense of community and a safe haven for my children. As a single mother I appreciate the support and a chance to be with other parents, solve problems and gain more insight into how to be a better parent." – Club parent