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2022 News & Press Releases
National Ballet of Ukraine

Aspiring ballerina’s generosity catches hearts of Ukrainian dancers

By: News 6 Orlando
Date: August 31, 2022

Three young members of the Boys & Girls Club got the opportunity of a lifetime, after attending a benefit for the National Ballet of Ukraine and giving all they had: $1.47.

Leesburg Club Opening

Ribbon cutting for new Leesburg Club teen center

By: Daily Commercial
Date: June 8, 2022

Dozens gathered in the morning sun at the Leesburg Recreational Complex as city leaders and Boys & Girls Club representatives came together to celebrate the grand opening. 

Bradley-Otis Family Branch

Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis Family Branch Feature

By: News 6 Orlando
Date: May 27, 2022

Philanthropists Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis talk about their passion for service and their hopes and dreams for their Boys & Girls Club in Orlando’s West Lakes neighborhood.

Bradley-Otis Family Branch Ballet

Young dancers learn from trailblazing ballerina in West Lakes neighborhood

By: News 6 Orlando
Date: February 22, 2022

A handful of tiny dancers learn ballet class at the Bradley-Otis Family Branch. For most of these girls, this is their introduction to ballet or any kind of formal dance.

Titusville Branch

Historic Brevard County home becomes new Boys & Girls Club

By: News 6 Orlando
Date: January 8, 2022

A historic Brevard County home has added a new chapter. The Carter House in Titusville, built in 1915 and designated a historic property by the city, is now a Boys & Girls Club.

National Mentorship Day

Making an impact during National Mentoring Month

By: Spectrum News 13
Date: January 6, 2022

Austin Long has been involved in the Boys & Girls Clubs for most of his life, first as a member and then as a mentor. He has touched countless kids’ lives in nearly 25 years of service. 

2021 News & Press Releases
Mayor Jerry Demings Hall of Fame

Mayor Jerry Demings is a Boys & Girls Club Hall of Famer

By: WFTV 9
Date: May 6, 2021

You can add Hall of Famer to the list of titles Mayor Jerry Demings has earned. BGCA inducted the Orange County mayor into its 2021 Alumni Hall of Fame.

Tyler Youth of the Year

2021 Youth of the Year: Congratulations, Tyler!

By: News 6 Orlando
Date: March 9, 2021

Each year, we honor our most outstanding teen member as Youth of the Year. News 6 anchor Lisa Bell arranged a fake “interview” with Tyler of our Walt Disney World Clubhouse.


Osceola Woman Hopes to Help Young Girls Become Best They Can Be

Spectrum News 13
Date: March 8, 2021

One young woman in Kissimmee is empowering little girls to be the best version of themselves. Lia Sierra started going to the Club as a sixth-grader, soon after arriving from Puerto Rico.