In August 2015, Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County opened at its new location in Stuart -- 1300 SE 10th St, near JD Parker Elementary School and on the campus of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
The Club’s 12,000 square-foot building features a learning and technology lab, art studio/science lab, a well-stocked library, and multi-purpose space to support all Club programs, including homework help, tutoring, SPARK Physical Education and the HERO Challenge.
The proximity to St. Joseph’s gives an opportunity for the church and the Club to partner in many ways. Reverend Noel McGrath, Pastor of Saint Joseph says, “The opportunity for our parish to facilitate the academic and social needs of youth and impact their lives reflects directly upon our own mission to serve the needs of the community and gives our parishioners opportunities to serve as volunteers. We look forward to many years of helping each other.”
Certified teachers administer small-group literacy instruction to struggling readers in first through third grade. Pre-and post-program assessments are conducted to measure youth success in each program.
This program teaches Club members the Six Pillars of Character: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.
Cyber Safety/ NetSmartz
NetSmartz is a program for Club members ages 6 - 18. Members participate in 15 online sessions that teach them techniques to sidestep risks and exploitation while using the Internet.
Under the guidance of a Club Director and Teen Program Specialist, small groups of teens meet and brainstorm ways to improve their Club and community. The Keystone Club affords teens the opportunity to gain valuable leadership and service experience through academic success, career exploration, and community service.
Mandatory tutoring and homework help program in which youth ages 6 -18 develop academic, behavioral, and social skills. Members receive one-on-one instruction and participate in high-yield learning activities.
Developed by San Diego State University research team, SPARK is our flagship physical activity program. Every Club member ages 6-18 participate in SPARK for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, five days a week.
Too Good for Drugs
Too Good programs are evidence-based interactive lessons, games, and activities for members ages 6-12, that teach students the social and emotional learning skills they need for success in school and life.
Torch Clubs are charted small-group leadership and service clubs for boys and girls ages 11-13.
Youth of the Month /Youth of the Year
Youth of the Year is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America's premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of Club members.
Club specific programs
Golf - The First Tee of the Treasure Coast