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Successes

For the past 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida has provided at-risk children from the local community, between the ages of 6-18, with a safe place to learn and grow. Thanks to the support and commitment of many corporate and individual partners, we are able to celebrate our successes of the past year.

In 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida reached significant milestones:

·         Our membership totaled nearly 13,000 children at our 16 Clubs and 14 middle school sites in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

·         Academic Success: At the end of the 2012-13 school year, 97% of all Club members who were high school seniors graduated. Of graduating seniors, 97% have future plans. Of those with future plans, 55% of graduates are attending a four-year college, 31% are attending a two-year college, 5% are enrolled in a vocational school and 9% have joined the U.S. Military.  98% of all Club members who were not high school seniors were promoted to the next grade level.

·         Good Character & Citizenship: During 2013, of our nearly 13,000 members, only ONE (1) was arrested. In comparison, 5,526 juveniles made up 10% of all arrests in Brevard, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties during just the first six months of 2013. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

·         Healthy Lifestyles: In 2013, there were ZERO (0) pregnancies among the 5,106 female members ages 10-18 of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. There were 1,125 babies born to girls 18 and younger in Brevard, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. (Florida Department of Health, Vital Statistics)

·         Good News: We opened our 30th Club in Central Florida. The two-story, 10,000-square-foot Cocoa Branch in Brevard County features a youth game room, teen center, sound studio, tech lab and much more. Thank you to everyone for helping to make this much-needed location a reality for children in the Cocoa/Rockledge area.

·         Demographics: 52% male, 48% female; 46% African-American, 27% Hispanic, 12% Caucasian, 10% Multi-Racial, 4% Haitian and 1% Asian-American; 52% came from single-parent families; 80% were eligible for free or reduced school lunch; and 74% came from families with annual household incomes of $30,000 or less.

Economic Impact Study

In 2013, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida commissioned the Chair of the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at California Lutheran University to develop an analysis of the economic value of the services we provide to our three primary stakeholders: Club members, parents and local communities. This Economic Impact Study used data collected through stakeholder surveys and publicly available information sources to place a monetary value on the benefits derived from BGCCF services.

View the results of the study HERE.