JU offers land, helping hands to launch new Boys & Girls Club
December 2017 - The latest component of a longterm Jacksonville University plan to help revitalize its Arlington neighborhood focuses on a four-acre piece of JU-owned land now occupied by only trees and litter.
But JU has leased most of the property to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida for a $2.5 million teen club, which will also function as a laboratory of sorts for various JU academic programs and as a community meeting place.
Jaguars Cornerback Provides Thanksgiving for Families in Need
November 2017 - In the spirit of the holiday season, Jalen Ramsey, of the Jacksonville Jaguars, provided Thanksgiving dinner for 20 families in need at the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida located in Springfield. Each family received a box filled with ingredients to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal.
Tebow, other college stars roll up sleeves for Bridges Boys and Girls Club
October 2017 - The “cafetorium,” a multi-purpose meeting space in the Bridges Boys and Girls Club, got a facelift Friday afternoon, as more than 40 volunteers drilled, taped and painted the room.
But one local painter stole the show. When Tim Tebow surprised the crowd, paint brushes stopped rolling, drills were dropped and conversation stopped.
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Knee injury won't stop Jaguars receiver from helping Jacksonville youth
October 2017 - Allen Robinson, the top receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars who’s been sidelined as of late, will be out of the lineup for the year after suffering a knee injury in the first game of the season.
Jacksonville area Boys and Girls Clubs to open during school closures
September 2017 - Many community residents in Jacksonville and surrounding areas have suffered damage from Hurricane Irma that may take weeks to repair.
However, with the recent school closures, four Clubs within the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida will open the doors September 14 and Friday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Hurricane Harvey supply drive at Journey Church Jax
September 2017 - As thousands of Texas residents emerged from shelters and motels to return to their flood damaged homes, Jacksonville Pastor Mark Dickerson had his own task underway, a supply drive, partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, to collect items for what’s to take place after the storm, clean up.
“GANGS CAN’T HAVE OUR KIDS!”
Mayor proposes funding to meet unmet afterschool programming needs
August 17 – Following continued discussions and collaborations with Duval County Public Schools, city council members, and providers, Mayor Lenny Curry has announced his commitment to supporting the unmet afterschool programming needs facing numerous communities. With his proposed recommendation to City Council of $2.69 million in additional funds, 21 sites throughout Jacksonville could now open, serving approximately 1,720 additional children.
Boys & Girls Club youth ‘spin’ their time for special Fidget Spinner Day
July 2017 - About 200 youth at the NFL YET Boys & Girls Club in Jacksonville’s Brentwood community spent an hour spinning the latest cool gadget, fidget spinners, on their fingers, foreheads, noses, knees, toes and elbows.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida to merge with Project SOS
July 2017 - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, which provides after-school programs, and Jacksonville-based Project SOS, a teen empowerment nonprofit, announced Friday that they will merge to better serve area youth.
Allen Robinson’s Within Reach Foundation hosts Back to School shopping for kids
July 2017 - As a part of Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson’s Within Reach Foundation to provide educational opportunities and resources to youth. Allen hosted kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida at the Academy Sports + Outdoors.
jackson visits boys and girls club
May 2017 - Jaguars defensive tackle spends time with Boys and Girls Club teenagers at the Microsoft Store at the St. Johns Town Center.
The Bridge of Northeast Florida to merge with Boys & Girls Clubs: ‘Two better than one'
May 2017 - The Bridge of Northeast Florida, which has served at-risk inner-city youth for 35 years, will merge operations this summer with Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida.
Jaguars DT donates $5.3K for Woodland Acres Boys and Girls clubs upgrades
April 2017 - Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson joined children and staff from the Woodland Acres Boys and Girls clubs on Thursday to tour the facility and see new improvements.
Boys & girls club open house
March 2017 - On March 31, the Jacksonville Beach unit of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida celebrated the final day of National Boys and Girls Club Week with an open house at the 820 Seagate Ave., Jacksonville Beach clubhouse.
‘Money Matters’ program teaches teens financial literacy
Holly Tyrrell and Chriss Spires work for financial companies in the Jacksonville area, but at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, they come together as teachers of a financial literacy class for local teenagers.
Nourishing taste buds and the community
Jennifer Tesori announced to local Historic City News reporters today that members of St. Augustine Independent Restaurant Association have presented $38,950 to the Boys & Girls Club of St. Augustine.
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.”