Programs offered by the After School Zone
- Education & Career Development
- Character & Leadership Development
- Sports, Fitness & Recreation
- Health & Life Skills
- Arts and Technology
Summer Zone Registration starts April 2, 2018.
For more information, visit www.bgcafterschoolzone.org.
At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, we are committed to providing a positive, fun, and enriching environment for all of our children. Each day a child walks through the doors of our Middle School Club Sites, I accept the charge that has been entrusted to us by the parents. At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, we provide our youth with quality programming and activities, a “safety first” environment, and life changing relationships with caring adult role models.
I know that many teenagers experience different problems and uncertainty during their middle school years. Youth are often bullied and have a hard time fitting in among their peers. In today’s society, there is an epidemic of juvenile delinquency, teenage drug abuse, and other risky behaviors plaguing our youth. Where can they go to escape the pressures of life and learn viable skills to become productive members of society? Where can they go to receive unconditional love and real guidance that helps build good character and instil a foundation of great leadership? Where can they go to receive a road map for success, daily encouragement, and inspiration to overcome the obstacles and challenges of life as they pursue their dreams? I will tell you where. At our Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida Middle School Programs!
My team and I are dedicated to providing a “home away from home” family atmosphere where youth belong. A program where children feel safe and accepted. A place where they feel loved and valued. In fact, I believe that each child deserves this opportunity in spite of the disadvantaged circumstances surrounding their family and community. I believe that each child deserves our best or what I call our “A Game” everyday! A place where it’s really all about the children. A place where we make decisions that are in the best interest of our children. Actually, these standards are included in my core values of leadership and my expectations for all of our staff who serve our precious youth. My vision for our Middle School Programs is to provide a caring environment that offers a path of greatness where youth are empowered to make history and accomplish big dreams!
In closing, it’s truly an honor and privilege to serve the youth and families of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. As a parent, I take this responsibility very seriously. I know how important it is to provide young people with a positive and structured environment where they can learn, grow, and connect. I am grateful and humbled to be a part of a team that’s making a lasting impact in the lives of youth from all backgrounds and ethnicities. I want to thank all of our parents for making the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida Middle School Programs your premier choice for your child’s development. Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to serve you and your family.
Director of Middle School Programs Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida