As part of National Volunteer Month and Comcast Cares Day, Comcast volunteers visited the Club and packaged more than 900 meals that will be distributed to members to bring home. All food items were donated by Comcast.
We are excited to announce that we recently broke ground on the new Michael G. DeGroote and Gillian Campbell Youth Development Center in Immokalee. More than 100 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony, which included community leaders, donors and supporters.
The building is expected to be complete by January 2017 and will serve the unmet, out-of-school time needs of Immokalee youth. The 24,512-square-foot facility will house a full service cafeteria, kitchen, classrooms, computer labs, dance and music studio, arts academy, teen center and more.
As part of National Day of Advocacy, President & CEO, Theresa Shaw and Development Director, Patrick McQuillan met with respective members of congress in Washington DC to discuss and advocate for the needs of youth around our country. This collective movement serves as an opportunity for Boys & Girls Clubs to garner support in our efforts to enable kids to achieve Great Futures through first-class youth programs during summer and out-of-school time.
Congratulations to our President and CEO, Theresa Shaw and Executive Administrator, Deborah Parke who each won a prestigious award at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Southeastern conference!
Theresa received the inaugural National Blue Spirit Award which highlights one individual who is a champion for the Boys & Girls Club movement and a motivation to others in their respective organization.
Deborah received the Administrative Staff of the Year Award. This award is presented to a National member of TPA who holds the title, duties and responsibilities of Office Manager, Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant or other non-programmatic support related duties.
Thank you for all you do for the Club. We are proud of both of you!
The Great Futures Start Here Campaign is in full swing! We invite you to join others throughout the community and become a member of the Great Futures Club. All proceeds raised go directly to provide scholarships for local youth to attend the Boys & Girls Club's after school and summer programs.