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Changing the lives of youth: Boys & Girls Club begins expansion in Jacksonville’s Arlington area

Changing the lives of youth: Boys & Girls Club begins expansion in Jacksonville’s Arlington area

An almost 50-year-old Jacksonville Boys & Girls Club is now named after founder Baxter E. Luther and an expansion has begun. Baxter Luther was one of those folks who saw a need and took action. Almost 50 years later and three years after his death, the Woodland Acres club serves about 80 youth ages 6 to 18 and an expansion that will nearly double capacity is about to get underway.

JU Offers Land, Helping Hands to Launch New Boys & Girls Club Teen Center

December 2017 - The latest component of a long term 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.

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Artist render of JU Boys & Girls Clubs Teen Center.

Artist render of JU Boys & Girls Clubs Teen Center.