25 Years and Counting ...
The year was 1991. The United States was leading her allies to victory in the Gulf War. The Soviet Union was crumbling into oblivion.
In sunny Hobe Sound, Florida, citizens were working together to establish a Boys & Girls Club in Martin County, and soon opened a Club in two small storefronts at a Winn Dixie plaza on Bridge Road.
Twenty-five years later, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County, with a budget of almost $4 million, is proudly serving over 2,000 Club Members, six to 18 years of age, helping them achieve extraordinary things.
1. The HERO Challenge opens and enrolls 70 at-risk youth - this mentoring program is one of just 12 in the state of Florida and with three staff members includes Stuart and Indiantown.
2. The Stuart Club moves to a new 12,000 square foot building on the St. Joseph Church Campus.
3. The partnership with All About Achieving Learning Centers (AAALC) expands -- putting certified teachers from in each of our five clubs. Their focus is on literacy skills for elementary school club members, STEAM programs for all club members, and the training and development of club professionals who assist with homework and academic enrichment.
YOU can make 2016 an even greater year for children and teens in Martin County – “vote” with your time and resources to make this a great community for all!
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 during the school year, $250 for summer break, and teens may always join at no charge. Download the 2015-16 Membership Application here. Call 772-775-1255 if you have questions.
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
The Bill & Barbara Whitman branch in Indiantown is OPEN!
Thank you to 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 -- plenty of space to build and develop the potential of Indiantown’s most extraordinary asset — its children!