Officials mull changes to after-school program spending in Jacksonville
“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.
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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.
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.
Jaguars celebrate Thanksgiving at Boys & Girls Club
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.
First Coast Connect: Jacksonville Teens, Nonprofit Launch tower gardens
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.
$500,000 donation brings community closer to Jacksonville's first Boys and Girls Club Teen Center
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.
Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of Year for Northeast Florida inspires young and old
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.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA WELCOME NEW 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.”