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Core Programs & Formula for Impact

Each year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida serves nearly 13,000 youth between the ages of 6 and 18, and provides them with a safe place to learn and grow.

At each of the 30 Clubs and middle school locations in the local four-county area, core youth development programs are offered to meet the diverse needs and interests of members. Thanks to these vital programs, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida continues to ensure that GREAT FUTURES START HERE.


Character & Leadership Development - Empower youth to become more global citizens who support and influence their Club and community, sustain meaningful relationships with others, develop a positive self-image and good character and respect their own and others’ cultural identities.

Education & Career Development - Enable youth to become proficient in basic educational disciplines, set goals, explore careers, prepare for employment and embrace technology to achieve success in a career.

Health & Life Skills - Develop young people’s capacity to engage in positive behaviors that nurture their own well-being, set personal goals and live successfully as self-sufficient adults.

The Arts - Encourage youth to develop their creativity and culture awareness through knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts, crafts, performing arts and creative writing.

Sports, Fitness & Recreation - Programs develop fitness, positive use of leisure time, skills for stress management, appreciation for the environment and social skills.

Formula for Impact

Formula for Impact is a road map for Clubs to help ensure that members achieve our priority outcomes of Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. It represents the five key elements for positive youth development:

  1. A safe, positive environment
  2. Fun
  3. Supportive relationships
  4. Opportunities and expectations
  5. Recognition

It also incorporates high-yield learning activities, targeted programs and regular attendance.