Message from CEO | Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

Theresa J. Shaw

Theresa J. Shaw

President and CEO

Greetings to our friends and supporters.

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the after school program at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County.

During the school year, one out of four children leave school with no place to go, putting them at risk of being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe during the critical after school hours. It is our priority to make sure that no child in this community is left without hope and opportunity. That is why we have joined more than 4,100 Clubs nationwide to provide youth with a safe and fun place to go after school with positive adult mentors, healthy lifestyle activities, and character and leadership programs that give them the greatest chances of success in life.

It is a privilege to serve our members and see them transformed by the many impact-driving programs offered here at the Club. Whether it’s building robots in the STEM lab, keeping active with sports in the gym, creating amazing art projects, learning the latest technology and programs in the computer lab, or simply enjoying a hot and nutritious meal in our café, our youth are learning skills and behaviors that put them on the path to a great future.

I look forward to engaging with the hundreds of children and their families that walk through our doors each day. I invite you to join us in mobilizing the community in support of our children by increasing access and attendance at our Club and empowering them to achieve their full potential.