Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club

905 Drexel Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33417
Phone: (561) 683-3392
Club Director: Shamus Gordon
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Membership Profile 2015-2016

  • Total membership: 763
  • 47% boys, 53% girls
  • 75% are African Americans, 9% are Hispanic, 7% are Caucasian
  • 51% live in single parent or non-traditional households
  • 81% of Club members qualify for free or reduced lunch at school

Hours of Operation

The Club will be open Monday through Friday from 2:00 and 8:00 p.m., throughout the school year.  Teen programming is offered 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 will be 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
  • No child is ever turned away due to an inability to pay a fee.

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
  • FACES: A celebration of cultures
  • Basketball
  • Daily inside and outside play
  • Computer education
  • Summer Camp
  • Spring/Winter break camps
  • Prevention programs
  • Leadership Programs

HistoryBoys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County - West Palm Beach (Marjorie S. Fisher)

The Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club officially opened its doors on November 5, 2011 and replaced the first clubhouse ever opened in Palm Beach County.

The first Club was housed in what was originally a World War II Officers Club, pool and bathhouse.

The facility was later purchased by the Knights of Columbus until 1969, when a group of civic and community leaders headed by then Palm Beach County Sheriff William Heightman approached the organization about selling it for a Boys Club. After a fundraising effort, the facility was purchased for $40,000 and opened in September, 1971 as the Boys Club of  the Palm Beaches.

Over the years, a number of additions were added, including the August H. Oenbrink Memorial Gymnasium and the Charles A. Weber Teen Lounge. While girls were often welcome visitors, it was not until 1989 that the Club officially admitted girls as full members and changed its name to the Boys & Girls Club of West Palm Beach.

Through the years, the neighborhood saw a transformation as less children populated the area and more commercial activities surrounded the Clubhouse. In 2008, Mrs. Marjorie S. Fisher, (hearing the Club was in need of an expansion and renovation), visited the Club and decided that not only was a renovation in order, but a new state-of-the-art facility. Thanks to a generous $2 million donation from Marjorie S, Fisher and the support of other generous donors such as Lesly S. Smith, the former Mayor of Palm Beach, and her daughter Danielle Hickox Moore, the dream of a new Club took shape.

With little outdoor space, the existing location could not accommodate the plans for the new 22,000 square foot facility. Working with the Palm Beach County Commission, 11 acres of county land in a densely populated residential area with numerous schools in the immediate area was acquired. The new facility boasts a number of amenities such as a dance studio, music room, science lab, full gymnasium, teen, junior, and cadet games rooms, cafeteria, computer lab, arts & crafts center and learning center.


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
  • Danielle Hickox Moore Center for the Arts
  • PNC Computer Lab
  • William H. Pitt Art Room
  • Fortin Foundation of Florida Science Lab
  • William & Jacqueline Demarais Music Room

Naming Opportunities

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:

  • Welcome Center (Name Dedication) - $250,000 Welcome Center (Furnishings) - $35,000
  • Reception Area (Name Dedication)- $50,000 Reception Area (Furnishings)- $15,000
  • Recreation Wing (Name Dedication) - $200,000
  • Cadet Game Room (Name Dedication) - $50,000 Cadet Game Room ( Furnishings) $25,000
  • Learning Center (Name Dedication) - $50,000 Learning Center (Furnishings) -$25,000
  • Multi Purpose Room (Name Dedication) - $75,000 Multi Purpose Room ( Furnishings) -$35,000
  • Teen Lounge (Name Dedication) - $50,000 Teen Lounge ( Furnishings) - $25,000
  • Teen Game Room (Name Dedication) - $75,000 Teen Game Room (Furnishings) - $35,000
  • Junior Game Room (Name Dedication) - $50,000 Junior Game Room (Furnishings) - $25,000
  • Patio Area - $50,000
  • Patio Furnishings - $25,000
  • Dance Studio (Name Dedication) - $50,000
  • Canteen (Name Dedication) - $25,000

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


 

"The Marjorie S. Fisher Boys & Girls Club is the best after-school and summer camp program to send my family. My kids have a blast, and they love playing in the sports leagues!" - Tameka; Club parent

 

 

 

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800 Northpoint Parkway
Suite 204
West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

Phone: (561) 683-3287