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Club Happenings

School is out and the Club is in! The 2014 summer program kicked off June 9 and will continue through August 1 at our main campus and Immokalee. Sports, field trips, games, swimming, arts and science, dance and music, and computer labs are just some of the many exciting activities keeping our youth active all summer long.


True talent made its way to Las Vegas as seven members from the Club left to participate in the National ACT-SO (Academic, Cultural, Technological, Scientific Olympics) competition sponsored by the NAACP. They joined other talented people from across the nation to compete in many different categories that include Oratory, Poetry, Short Story, Drawing, Music Vocal Contemporary, Engineering and Dramatics.

Each of the members earned their way to Las Vegas by winning a gold medal in the local ACT-SO competition held in April. Now in its second straight year,  the local ACT-SO competition provides talented youth ages 14 -18 an opportunity to compete and showcase their skills in one of 27 different categories.


The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County recently received a grant from FMI Hansa Medical Products.

The grant will provide member scholarships for youth to attend the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County and will allow them to benefit from its many life-building programs.

FMI Hansa Medical Products manufactures precision machined implants, instruments and devices for the orthopedic industry. With more than 70,000 square feet of manufacturing space, FMI Hansa Medical products has created one of the strongest and most technically competent contract medical manufacturers in the United States. FMI Hansa Medical Products is committed to providing extraordinary products, services, and solutions that meet or exceed customer requirements and expectations, regulatory compliance, and to maintain effectiveness of a quality management system.


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.


In Partnership with NCEF, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, Florida’s Vision Quest stopped by the Club recently to provide free eye exams and glasses to those who are in need of wearing them.

More than 450 Club members received an initial screening in the gym. Based upon results from the first screening, some members proceeded to the bus for further examination using state of the art equipment in a fun, kid-friendly environment. It was determined that more than 30 members required glasses. Each of those members will receive two free pairs through Vision Quest.

Thank you to NCEF and Florida’s Vision Quest for helping our members in need of vison care.


As part of the summer program, members participated in the “World’s Largest Swimming Lesson.” They joined over 1,200 youth from more than 40 Collier agencies at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon to set a new record for the largest single location.The event as a whole included more than 40,000 participants at 900+ locations nationwide.

The event was created by the World Waterpark Association to raise awareness of the importance of learning to swim. Board Trustee Terrance Flynn served as an official witness for the world-record breaking event.


The display of Good Character & Citizenship filled the gym when more than 300 members and staff joined together to feed the hungry with Meals of Hope. In almost three hours, they packaged over 60,000 nutrient-enriched meals!

There were 30 stations set up for the processing and packaging of the fortified soy chicken, rice and vegetable dinner. All meals will be distributed in backpack programs, through Collier County Public School summer programs and more than 160 agencies by Meals of Hope collaborators, Harry Chapin Food Bank. 

Meals of Hope is a non-profit organization that packages and distributes meals to combat hunger in the United States. The organization has packaged more than 20 million meals since their inception in 2007. The mission of Meals of Hope, a humanitarian food-aid organization, is to package and distribute fortified meals to those in need.

       


The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County recently received a grant from the Women’s Initiative Network Endowment Fund Community of Collier County.

This grant will help fund the Junior Women of Initiative program which is a unique mentoring partnership between Boys & Girls Club of Collier County and the Women’s Initiative Network of Collier County.

The purpose of the Junior Women of Initiative program is to help middle school girls build their self-esteem, confidence and personal awareness while building vital life skills necessary for future success.

Upcoming Events

Young Professionals of Naples 8th Annual Dodgeball Tournament

Date:
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Great Futures Start Here Luncheon

Date:
Thursday, October 16, 2014

11th Annual FORE-the-Kids Golf Tournament

Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014

3rd Annual Youth of the Year Celebration

Date:
Monday, March 2, 2015

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The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County
would like to proudly thank our partners:

Naples Children and Education Foundation Florida 21st CCLC