About Us

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Formed in 1991, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County has five club locations -- Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Palm City, Port Salerno and Stuart -- providing award-winning programs in literacy, citizenship, health and wellness for well over 2,000 children and teens in Martin County.

After-School and No-School Days
The membership fee of $35 per year for children (6-12) includes after-school hours, 2:00 pm to 6:30 pm, with an earlier start on ‘early release days’ and a full day of programs (7:30 am to 5:30 pm) on most days that schools are closed. Bus transportation to the Clubs is available from most public schools at the end of the school day.  Financial aid is available. Teens are FREE.

Summer Enrichment
The full-day summer program costs $275 per member (6-12 year old); field trips may cost extra. Early-bird and sibling discounts are available. Scholarships are available. Teens are FREE.

Academic Enrichment
In addition to many opportunities for fun, fitness, STEM activities and building friendships, certified teachers work with club members in grades 1-5 on reading and writing skills, and homework help is provided for all members during “Power Hour.” Special programs for teens help ensure that they will graduate from high school on time, and with a plan for further education or career training.

After 25 years of “building great futures” in Martin County -- with tremendous community support – the Club’s goal is to serve even more of the 19,000 school-aged children in Martin County and their families. For that, more volunteers and greater funding will be needed.

Please contact Dianne Young (dyoung@bgcmartin.org) if you are interested in  volunteering your time. If you are interested in supporting Club programs financially, please contact Renee Booth (rbooth@bgcmartin.org). Both may be reached at 772-545-1255.

BGCMC is supported by the Children's Services Council of Martin County, Hobe Sound Community Chest, the United Way of Martin County, private foundations, corporations, and individual donors. 

 

How are we impacting Club Members?

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. Below are findings from our 2014 survey.

  • 81% of Members have established a positive, trusting connection with an adult staff member of volunteer at the Clubs 
     
  • 94% of Members agree the Club staff persuasively communicate high expectations of success to them 
     
  • 72% of Members say Club staff regularly offers recognition for their achievements and efforts
     
  • 85% of Members say they expect to attend college
     
  • 88% of teens say they plan to pursue a secondary education
     
  • 96% of Members say they expect to graduate from high school
     
  • 72% of teens say they expect to complete a 4-year degree (in comparison 23% of the overall US population has a college degree) 
     
  • 81% of Members say they earn mostly A’s and B’s at school
     
  • 89% of Members perceive school as important (73% say “very important”)
     
  • 32% of Members participate in a Club-based service project every week
     
  • 49% of Members are engaging in physical activity 7 days a week (with an average of 5.10 days for all Members)
     
  • 92% of Members abstained from binge drinking during the most recent school year
     
  • 92% of Members abstained in the illicit use of prescription drugs
     
  • 96% of Members have abstained from cigarette smoking
     
  • 96% of Members have abstained from use of chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip
     
  • 59% of Members are eating at least two fruit servings per day
     
  • 47% of Members don’t drink any soda

​In addition, we surveyed the parents, grandparents, and guardians of Club members to better understand their concerns and needs.  Results from the 2014 Parent Survey are:
  • 83% of parents agree (with 54% strongly agreeing) their child is better prepared for school because of homework help, tutoring, and other academic programs at the Club
     
  • 95% agree their child is safe at all times at the Club
     
  • 87% would rate their child’s experience at the Club as positive (61% said excellent)
     
  • 89% rate the staff’s overall performance favorably, with 65% rating it as excellent
     
  • 62% indicate that as a result of their children’s experience at the Club, their child’s self esteem improved a lot
     
  • 86% agree that their children had become more competent, learned do something new, or experienced something new as a result of their child’s experience at the Club
     
  • 84% agree that their children have a stronger sense of community service and doing things for others as a result of their child’s experience at the Club
     
  • 88% agree that their children has a positive relationship with an adult such as staff, volunteer, or coach as a result of their child’s experience at the Club
     
  • 86% agree that if not for the affordability of the Club, their children would not be able to attend

Spotlights

Apply Now for Summer!

Membership & Summer Program Application: Download Here

Our award-winning afterschool programs are available to all children aged 6 to 18 in five club locations - Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Palm City, Port Salerno and Stuart. The annual membership fee is $35 for the school year, $275 for summer break, and teens may join at no charge.

$50 Discount: Pay the Summer Program fee in one full payment and the fee is just $225 per member - ages 6 to 12. Teens Are FREE, all year-round!

Download the 2016 Membership Application here. Call 772-755-1255 if you have questions. 

 
 
 
4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for 4th Year in a Row 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator for 4th Year in a Row

Form 990 + Audit Report

You may view our 990 and most recent audit.  A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352. Our registration is CH4299.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

New Club in Stuart!

NEW LOCATION: 1300 SE 10th St. Club is located on the St. Joseph Church campus and is open after-school until 6:30 pm. 

2015 Annual Report

Early literacy program named top overall in Florida

BGCMC recently received the award for top overall Boys & Girls Club program in the state by the Florida Area Council for Be READy, an early literacy initiative that the organization designed and created in 2012. Full release here