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Laurence F. Lee Boys & Girls Club

Citi Teen Center coming to Springfield; leaders say it could reduce violence

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Club members talk about their favorite features of the new Citi Teen Center.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida Club members talk about their favorite features of the new Citi Teen Center.

JACKSONVILLE, FL / January 07, 2019 - Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida is reopening its historic founding Club, the Laurence F. Lee Boys & Girls Club, as the Citi Teen Center. The Laurence F. Lee Boys & Girls Club was founded in April 1966 by Laurence F. Lee Jr., the son of Boys’ Club of Jacksonville founding board member, Laurence F. Lee.

The Citi Teen Center will be Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida’s first standalone teen center and will offer teens from across Jacksonville access to a mixed reality enabled computer lab, technology programing, barber shop, beauty salon, dance studio, gym, movie theater, print shop and bicycle shop.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida President and CEO, Paul Martinez, gives Boys & Girls Club members a tour of the Citi Teen Center currently under construction.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida President and CEO, Paul Martinez, gives Boys & Girls Club members a tour of the Citi Teen Center currently under construction.