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Join Us this Summer!

BGCMC's 2014 summer enrichment program will be held June 9 to August 8. Registration begins April 16 and space is limited.  

Programming will be offered at five locations in Martin County: East Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Palm City, and Port Salerno. Hours are 7:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday.  

Our fee schedule is as follows:  

Programs and activities include:  academic enrichment, athletics, arts & crafts, community service projects, computers & digital arts training, culinary lessons, field trips, games room tournaments, performing arts, reading tutoring/Stride Academy, and S.T.E.M. activities.  Programming exclusively for teens will be delivered, too.  All volunteers and staff have completed a Level 2 background check.  

You can find a summer registration form for our East Stuart Club here and for all other Clubs (Indiantown, Hobe Sound, Palm City, and Port Salerno) here.  You can also download a scholarship form here.  Please note that if your child isn't a current Member, he or she must become a Club Member.  An annual membership requires a payment of $35. For those wishing to join our East Stuart Club, a membership form may be accessed here. And for all other Clubs, please click hereAll forms and payment must be submitted in person at one of our Clubs.  

Questions?  Please feel free to call us at 772.545.1255.  

We hope to see you this summer!

Changing Lives Since 1991 ...

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Formed in 1991, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County consists of five branches:  East Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Palm City, and Port Salerno.
 
Our vision is to "Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle."  

Each year, we serve 1,700 Club Members six to 18 years of age with high-quality, high-impact programming and activities both afterschool and in the summer months. Our programming takes a holistic approach, ensuring Club Members are thriving in all aspects of their lives. Programming is offered in five core areas: Education & Career Development, Character & Leadership Development, Health & Life Skills, Sports, Fitness & Recreation, and The Arts.  
 

How are we doing in our efforts to achieve this vision? Each year, we survey our Club Members and parents through the National Youth Outcomes Initiative, a research tool designed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, in order to quantitatively assess our programmatic impact in three core areas: Academic Success, Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. Below are findings from our 2013 survey.

Academic Success

  • 85% of our Club Members ages 6-12 expect to attend college
  • 93% of Club teens expect to attend college, with half (49%) saying they expect to obtain a master's degree, MD, or Phd
  • 91% of Club parents say their child's academic performance improved last school year because of the Club
  • 97% of Club parents said their child was more prepared for school each day

Character & Citizenship

  • 92% of Club Members told us they're meeting the expectations staff have for them
  • Seven in ten (68%) Club Members said we excelled in the area of recognizing their achievements and successes
  • 94% of Club parents agreed that as a result of their children's experience at the Club, his or her self-esteem improved
  • 88% of Club parents strongly agreed or agreed that their child has a stronger sense of community service and doing things for others

Healthy Lifestyles

  • Eight in ten (78%) Club Members engaged in the recommended amount of daily physical activity
  • 92% of Club Members have abstained from alcohol and from tobacco use
  • 81% of Club parents said their child has developed a better understanding of positive lifestyles and healthy behaviors because of the Clubs
  • 88% of Club parents say their child has a positive relationship with an adult such as staff, volunteers, or a coach.
We charge only $35 per year but spend more than $1,800 on programs and services per Member. And we never turn a child away for his or her family’s inability to pay.

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Important Dates

The last day of summer program is August 8, all clubs will be closed August 11-22 for staff training, and the first day of the 2014-2015 afterschool program is August 25.  

2013 Annual Report

New Indiantown Club is Now Open!

The new Bill & Barbara Whitman branch in Indiantown is now open for business! 

We want to thank everyone who helped us achieve this six-year dream! 

The new Club features a full-size gymnasium, performing arts space, learning & technology labs, a kitchen, and plenty of space to build and develop the potential of Indiantown’s most extraordinary asset —its children-- through Education & Career Development, Character Leadership Development, Health & Life Skills, The Arts and Sports, Fitness & Recreation.

Support BGCMC's Scholastic Book Drive!

With more than 500 Club Members reading for 30 minutes each day, we can never have enough books for them to enjoy and learn from. Click here to support our build a Club library!