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Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida Turn 75 Years Old

Rene Azcanio said going to the Boys and Girls Club every day after school has changed his outlook in life, and that it has fostered relationships and nurtured his soul.

By: Spectrum News 13

Date: March 13, 2019

Commentary: Lifting kids from poverty's grasp: Whose life can you change?

Interstate highways and industrial areas may separate us from low-opportunity neighborhoods, but our futures are more tied than we realize.

By: Gary Cain/Orlando Sentinel

Date: October 3, 2018

Orlando teen awarded surprise $100K scholarship from Beyoncé, Jay-Z

A Central Florida student got a surprise of a lifetime during Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s OTR II tour.

Keshawn Morgan was received a $100,000 scholarship from the couple during their stop in Orlando. Morgan is third in his class at Evans High School and is president of his class.

By: WESH 2 News
Date: August 30, 2018

Orlando student awarded $100,000 scholarship at Beyonce, Jay-Z concert

One Orlando high school student won’t have 99 problems when it comes to paying for his college tuition.

On Wednesday night, during Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s concert at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, DJ Khaled announced a $100,000 scholarship for Evans High School senior Keshawn Morgan through BeyGOOD and the Shawn Carter Foundation.

By: WKMG-TV News 6
Date: August 30, 2018

Evans student stunned after receiving $100K for college tuition from Beyonce, Jay-Z

Keshawn Morgan, a senior at Evans High School, had never been to a concert before. So he was thrilled Wednesday when his local Boys & Girls Club — where he’d been going since second grade — invited him to the Beyoncé and Jay-Z show that night.

But when DJ Khaled, who opened the show at Camping World Stadium, told the audience he had a surprise $100,000 college scholarship to announce, the 17-year-old didn’t think much about it at all.

By: Orlando Sentinel
Date: August 29, 2018

He got out of a troubled Orlando neighborhood. Then, he returned to give back.

SteveO Michel got out.

He made it out of his home in the Tymber Skan community, in an area near Holden Heights troubled by high gun violence and frequent drug deals, and from Catalina Elementary school, which is less than half mile from the Orange County Jail.

By: Orlando Sentinel
Date: August 21, 2018

Olympic Gold Medalist teaches kids how to swim

Olympic Gold Medalist Rowdy Gaines joins forces with The Zac Foundation to teach Club members how to swim and to educate them about water safety.

By: WESH 2 News
Date: August 14, 2018

Boys & Girls Clubs growing bumper crop of first-generation college students

When Irene Dominque of Apopka heads off to Florida State this summer, she won’t just be the first in her family to go to college. After moving an average of twice a year throughout her childhood, living two years in a motel and working two jobs in her senior year, she’ll be the first to have graduated high school.

By: Orlando Sentinel
Date: May 8, 2018

Orlando Pride Stars Read to Boys & Girls Club

Orlando Pride soccer players Alex Morgan, Toni Pressley and Ali Krieger read books to kids at the Boys & Girls Club on Raleigh Street in Orlando on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

By: Orlando Sentinel
Date: March 29, 2018

2018 Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation Youth of the Year

BGCCF 2018 Youth of the Year visits WESH 2 News

By: WESH 2 News
Date: March 22, 2018

Boys & Girls Clubs role model tells kids: 'You can achieve anything'

Ja’Keevious Mack is Central Florida’s Boys & Girls Clubs “Youth of the Year.” He learned the honor through the chants of dozens of kids who look up to him as he walked into the Eatonville branch Friday afternoon.

By: WESH 2 News
Date: February 23, 2018

Syd Levy, businessman who built Flea World and United Trophy, dies at 88

Orlando philanthropist and businessman Syd Levy had a different kind of tourist attraction in mind 35 years ago for an old orange grove he purchased off U.S Highway 17-92 on the outskirts of Sanford.

By: Orlando Sentinel
Date: January 31, 2018

F is for Florida, written by kids for kids

Our Club members wrote a book, and it got published!

Date: January 10, 2018

The CP Interview: Gary Cain

He is inspirational, speaking often about the Panama City club that transformed his life from one of poverty and hopelessness as a child to one of success as a man.

By: College Park Community Paper
Date: December 29, 2017

Sprawling new Boys & Girls Club opens in Parramore

Now the largest of the nonprofit organization’s 35 clubs in seven counties, the new Hughes Branch is the fulfillment of a dream more than a decade and a half in the making.

By: Orlando Sentinel
Date: November 30, 2017

Dragon Boating Kids Win Big alongside Police, Fire Teammates

There’s a lot more to the Dueling Dragons and Orlando Fire Dragons boating teams than winning medals, but bringing home the gold sure is sweet.

By: College Park Community Paper
Date: October 30, 2017

MLB’s Johnny Damon Boosts Boys & Girls Club with Foundation Check

The Windermere resident and founder of the Johnny Damon Foundation has pledged money and time to a new facility planned in Winter Garden.

Date: October 25, 2017

Orlando Signature Barrel Night

The 2017 Barrel Night, a signature event hosted by Orlando Signature Magazine, will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.

November 11, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

By: Orlando Signature Magazine

A Community-Driven School Nears Opening Day In Parramore

ACE is a Community Partnership School under Orange County Public Schools and the first new school in Parramore in 50 years. After school, 300 students will also be the first to attend the on-site Boys and Girls Club. The organization says this will allow them to serve about four times more children in Parramore.

By: 90.7 WMFE
Date: August 10, 2017

Dueling Dragons Boat Races in Orlando

The inaugural Dueling Dragons boat race was hosted by the Orlando fire and police departments, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and Dueling Dragons of Orlando.

By: WESH 2 News
Date: July 22, 2017

Orlando Police, Firefighters Make Memories with Kids during Dragon Boat Race

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida teamed  up with the Orlando police and fire departments for dragon-boat racing and a cookout at the Dueling Dragons of Orlando Family Day.

By: Orlando Sentinel
Date: July 22, 2017

Boys & Girls Club Getting New Home in Winter Garden

The new, 10,500-square-foot building will replace the small space currently being used in the West Orange Recreation Center.

Date: June 22, 2017

Celebrate The Children 2017

Celebrate The Children

Scroll through the pictures, and relive the event’s highlights!

By: Orlando Signature
Date: April 28, 2017

10 People Who Make Orlando a Better Place to Live

Orlando Sentinel chose Gary Cain as one of 10 people who are improving our community.

By: Orlando Sentinel
Date: April 21, 2017

Every Child Deserves a Chance at Bat on a Level Playing Field

Gary Cain shares how his work with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida has changed his views.

By: Orlando Sentinel
Date: March 28, 2017

Kissimmee Teen Becomes National Muralist

Debora Cordero, a member of the Tupperware Brands Branch, won the 2016 “Best In Show” national fine arts competition sponsored by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The selection gave her the opportunity to design a mural that will be painted in at least one club in each state.

By: Orlando Sentinel
Date: October 8, 2016

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