BGC_logo.png

Officials mull changes to after-school program spending in Jacksonville

 (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

 (Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)

“We cannot turn our backs on high school students. We can’t just drop them off at the curb at high school,” said Paul Martinez, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida.

Click here to read the full article...

Operation Elf spreads holiday cheer Jaguars style

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson hosted the second annual Operation Elf event Tuesday, where 30 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida received a new bicycle and autographed football. 

Click here to read the full article...

 


malik Jackson donates ping pong tables to boys & girls clubs

You could say that Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson had ping pong on his mind Wednesday rather than football. Jackson and the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation celebrated the donation of 12 new ping pong tables at the Boys & Girls Club at 555 W. 25th St. The tables will be given to every Boys & Girls Club site in Northeast Florida.

Click here to read the full article...


Jaguars celebrate Thanksgiving at Boys & Girls Club

Jacksonville Jaguar, #77 Patrick Omameh with BGCNF Teen Members

Jacksonville Jaguar, #77 Patrick Omameh with BGCNF Teen Members

Members of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrated Thanksgiving early by sharing a meal with the kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida (BGCNF) Monday.

 

Click here to read the full article...

 


First Coast Connect: Jacksonville Teens, Nonprofit Launch tower gardens

Example of the aeroponic tower garden from the Water Me Green organization.

The Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida is teaming up with local nonprofit Water Me Green to launch its new Springfield Project.

The project is designed to get more teens involved in the community and learn about sustainability. It will launch on Aug. 15 on Woodland Acres.

Click here to read the full article...


$500,000 donation brings community closer to Jacksonville's first Boys and Girls Club Teen Center

This is a rendering of teen center planned for Springfield by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida. 

The Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida is a large step closer to its first Teen Center, thanks to Citibank.

The banking company announced on Tuesday that it donated $500,000 for the center. Combined with two other anonymous donations of $1.2 million and $100,000 to the organization, Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida CEO Paul Martinez said it’s only $700,000 away from its $2.5 million goal to build the center.

Click here to read the full article...


Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of Year for Northeast Florida inspires young and old

16-17 Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Youth of the Year, Keith Gooch III

16-17 Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Youth of the Year, Keith Gooch III

Keith Gooch II is only 15 years old, but he already has a career plan and a backup career plan. In his free time, he helps younger kids steer their lives toward similarly productive futures.

That laser focus — and willingness to be a role model — was one of the traits that led the Beaches ninth-grader to be named 2016 Youth of the Year for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida.

Click here to read the full article...


BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA WELCOME NEW PRESIDENT, PAUL MARTINEZ

New Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida President, Paul Martinez

New Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida President, Paul Martinez

The newly named president and chief executive officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida attended a Boys Club himself while growing up near New York City. Paul Martinez, 54, remembers playing bumper pool, ping-pong, dodge ball, whiffle ball and basketball at the Richmond Hill club from age 6 to 13. He also remembers learning how to “play nice and compete.”

Click here to read the full article...