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Our History

2016 Opened the new Michael G. DeGroote and Gillian Campbell Youth Development Center at the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County Bolch Campus in Immokalee.
2015 BGCCC broke ground for the Michael G. DeGroote and Gillian Campbell Youth Development Center

National Fine Arts Award (BGCA)

2014 League of Eagles Award (Gold Level) - National recognition of the Board of Director's achieving key performance standards for strong boards (BGCA)

Administrative Staff of the Year Award - 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.

2013 This year the Boys & Girls Club of Collier County serves over 3,000 youth and teens between the ages of six and 18 with more than 579 attending daily.

Four-Star Charity Navigator rating

MAC Award - Exceptional Marketing and Communication (BGCA)

National Merit Award (BGCA)

Arthur L. William Award for In-Service Training

2012 In collaboration with the Cal Ripken Foundation, the Club opens Baker Field. The club expands to include two new sites in Immokalee.

Board Member of the Year (Florida Area Council/BGCA)

New Board Member of the Year (Florida Area Council/BGCA)

BGCA National Fine Art Exhibit - Best Group Project - Fine Arts Program (BGCA)

National Merit Award for Torch Club Project (BGCA)

2011 Program Excellence Award for Education & Career Development (BGCA)
2010 Best Overall Program in the State of Florida (BGCA)
2009 BGCCC rated Best Overall Program in the State of Florida
2008 BGCCC recipient of numerous awards; Best Overall Programs in the State of Florida; Best Overall Fine Arts Program in the State of Florida; BGCA National Fine Art Exhibit, Best Group Project (Fine Arts Program); Harvey Kapnick Award.
2003 BGCCC partners with 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant, Collier County Public Schools and United Arts Council to open three new clubs at Lake Park Elementary, Golden Terrace Elementary and Golden Gate Middle School
2002 Club program expands to serve 19 schools and over 350 youth each day.
2001
Club now serves 13 schools and adds new swimming pool and aquatic activities to programming.
 
BGCCC received its first financial gift from Naples Children & Education Foundation; $275,000 for operational expenses; $330,000 for endowment; $495,000 for capital improvements.
2000 Boys & Girls Club of Collier County constructs a beautiful new facility on a 10 acre site on Davis Blvd. in Naples, FL and the program expands to accommodate over 200 youth served each day