Our dream is to take 1,500 to 2,000 children and teens each summer to experience a real summer camp in a natural outdoor setting through a generous land donation near Hilliard, Florida.
Our inner-city youth will be exposed to camping, watersports, archery, camp fires, fishing, arts & crafts and more.
Our youth will roast marshmallows and hotdogs. Some will learn how to swim and ride a bicycle.
They will play capture the flag, explore and learn about nature, and gain an appreciation for the outdoors in a safe environment.
Currently, our youth’s exposure to summer camps is limited to a “camp” in the same building where they have been attending afterschool programming all year.
Most of the youth we serve come from single-parent households and are on the free and reduced fee lunch program. This would be a once in a lifetime opportunity for them.
CIti teen center
Our flagship Laurence F. Lee Boys & Girls Club, located at 313 East 10th Street, did all that and more. It served the community for nearly 50 years, closing after summer camp in 2015. Unfortunately, the recession and rising maintenance costs have taken a toll, necessitating a total renovation of our building and grounds.
We are thrilled to announce that plans have been laid for the Citi Teen Center, which will transform the Lee facility into the coolest (and safest) place for local teenagers, aged 13-18, to learn, grow and engage in healthy activities.
sustainable aeroponic urban farming
Water Me Green will work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida to create a program utilizing an urban garden to provide a sustainable source of income for the non-profit. Simultaneously, the urban garden will provide employment opportunities for young adults, foster an enviornment of entreprenuership and develop core skills needed for success as future leaders.