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First Coast Connect: JU Partners With Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida is partnering with Jacksonville University on a new 20,000-square-foot, $2.5 million facility near the school’s campus.

It’s a collaboration to help strengthen JU’s partnerships in the Arlington community. The university will lease the four-acre parcel across University Boulevard near Milne football field.      

The Boys & Girls Club is expected to use about three acres of the land and eventually be able to serve about 100 teens on the campus.

Click below to listen to the interview with JU President Tim Cost and Boys & Girls Clubs President/CEO Paul Martinez

Artist rendering of JU Boys & Girls Clubs Teen Center in Arlington.

Artist rendering of JU Boys & Girls Clubs Teen Center in Arlington.

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.