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Corporate Spotlights

Club Members Participate in Bright House Bright Ideas STEM From Today’s Youth

Bright House Networks is committed to helping today’s youth develop into innovative entrepreneurs who can help change the world! They’re also fostering leadership experiences for youth so they can help build local economies and create emerging technologies too!

Through Bright Ideas STEM from Today’s Youth, students, including Central Florida Club members, will vie for the opportunity to compete head-to-head on TV in front of a live studio audience in Orlando, Florida, where an expert panel of judges will select one grand prize winner. The BIG winner will have the chance to work with leading innovation firm Fahrenheit 212 – which could help this student’s (or team of students’) dream potentially be realized and fulfilled!

Olive Garden Round Up Campaign Supports Local Boys & Girls Clubs

Olive Garden

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida kicked off the new school year and celebrated great futures with a special meal delivery from Olive Garden. Olive Garden restaurants across Central Florida delivered pasta, salad and bread sticks to serve to kids at local Clubs.  

The special delivery was part of a national partnership between Olive Garden and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to kick off Olive Garden’s annual Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion. In addition to the special meal, Olive Garden is inviting guests to round up their checks to the nearest dollar and make a donation to support Boys & Girls Clubs throughout the Never Ending Pasta Bowl promotion, which runs from Sept. 22 to Nov. 9.

This partnership is part of Olive Garden’s ongoing commitment to serve its local communities and is in support of BGCCF’s mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  

Taco Bell Foundation for Teens supports Universal Orlando Foundation members

 Taco Bell Foundation for Teens

More than $16,000 was awarded to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (BGCCF) and the Universal Orlando Foundation Branch by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. The funds will support career and college preparation programming intended to enable and inspire teens to graduate high school and reach their full potential.

Teens from the local Branch will have opportunities to go on college tours, hear from knowledgeable guest speakers and experience valuable career workshops. Thank you to the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens for their tremendous support and for helping create bright futures for our Club members. CLICK HERE to read the press release.

Ross Stores helps Club members succeed with Power Hour homework help program

Power Hour

Through a partnership between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Ross Stores, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida (BGCCF) was selected as a recipient of a $20,000 grant to help facilitate and improve the Power Hour program at our Downtown Branch, Walt Disney World Clubhouse and West Sanford Branch during the 2013-2014 school year.

Designed to help young people develop academic, behavioral and social skills through homework completion, high-yield learning activities and tutoring, the Power Hour program is strives to make homework and other learning activities enjoyable and academically beneficial.

Homework completion is a critical component of young people’s academic success, and Power Hour focuses efforts to combat high school dropout rates head on by implementing one-on-one or small-group tutoring for youth who need additional help in specific areas. With the extra help from Ross Stores, the climate of academic success has been enhanced and 100% of high school seniors at our Downtown Branch, Walt Disney World Clubhouse and West Sanford Branch graduated from high school in the 2012-2013 school year. 

It is through Ross Stores’ dedication to supporting our youth that we are able to provide better programs in our Clubs. Thank you! CLICK HERE to read the press release.


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