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New Boys & Girls Club doubles enrollment ~ Teenagers have their own space now
The New Boys & Girls Club is Open!
A truly grand grand opening took place Sunday at the new Fernandina Beach Boys & Girls Club, the Roberts Learning & Achievement Center, on Lime Street.
A crowd of about 300 came to marvel at the spacious rooms where children can learn and grow, every day after school. Attendees were provided refreshments, courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, and were entertained by music from the Nassau Community Band, directed by Amy Scott. Prominent among those on hand were Nassau County School Board members, city and county commissioners. <read more ...>
Club of the Year!
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida names Miller Freedom Center as the "Community Club of the Year".
(on the image from the left) Brian Jones, Janis Williamson, Joshua Patterson, Deborah Ward, Deidre Porterfield, Sherryl Smith, Unit Director Jamie Thompson, Carolyn Mobley, Alice Deal, DeCarroll Baker, David Bryan and Phebia Jefferson
Club of the Year!
Academic Report:For the final grading period of school year 2011-2012:
More than 30% of total membership* achieved A/B Honor Roll at out Clubs.
This is the 5th consecutive achievement of this honor.
*When our staff gets to work directly with members on a daily basis, the percentage of these kids achieving A/B Honor Roll is significally higher.
"Kids are the future of our community!"
World-Class Director, World-Class PSA
You may have heard about our new public service announcement that is now in production. I don't know of another non-profit or for-profit that could have pulled this off. It was amazing -- and a true testament to the impact of our Clubs on our alumni and their deep gratitude for all the Club meant to them.
It all began with a call made by Denzel to Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard. Denzel asked Ron, a long-time Club supporter, to produce a world class PSA for us and, without hesitation, Ron agreed.
Just two weeks ago, Ron and his partner/producer Brian Grazer filmed the new PSA featuring 20 prominent alumni -- national spokespeople Denzel Washington and Jennifer Lopez, plus Magic Johnson, Martin Sheen, Cuba Gooding Jr., Shaq and his mom Lucille O'Neal, Mario Lopez, Ashanti, Kerry Washington, Ne-Yo, General Wesley Clark, Courtney B. Vance, Sugar Ray Leonard, John Paul DeJoria, Smokey Robinson, Edward James Olmos, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Shaun White and Misty Copeland.
All graciously gave so much time and commitment to this project. Along with our National Youth of the Year Mona Dixon, I had the opportunity to attend the shoot, and to hear from these amazing alums firsthand. They reminisced with each other about their Club days, the fun they had and the mentors who dramatically influenced their life and their future. It was a true tribute to our mission, our Club staff and the power of Clubs to help create great futures.
The plan is to premiere the PSA at our Congressional Breakfast in September and seek high level placements nationally and locally. It will make you proud.
It was an amazing day, and Evan McElroy, Frank Sanchez and their team did an incredible job. Pulling this off was nothing short of a miracle.
Former President and CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
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Article: 'Youths of the Month' <read more...>
Article: 'Boys & Girls Club opens' <read more...>
Article: 'Community Club of the Year' <read more...>
Article: Serving Their Community <read more...>
Images from the 2012 Boys & Girls Clubs Summer Carnival <read more...>
Newsleader, Friday, April 6, 2012
Article: Essay winner: 'What Freedom Means to Me' <read more...>
Newsleader, Friday, March 23, 2012
Article: Community Thanks <read more...>
Newsleader, March, 2011
Article: 'Fall Opening for New Boys & Girls Club' <read more...>
Newsleader, Friday, March 6, 2012
Article: 'Making a difference in their lives' <read more...>
Newsleader, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Article: Auction benefits Boys & Girls Clubs. A silent auction and raffle will help the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nassau Club to raise $40,000 to benefit the clubs in Fernandina Beach and Yulee. The gala event will feature a silent auction held during a cocktail hour preceding dinner. Auction items range from a fishing trip in Alaska to resort and hideaway visits to works of art. <read more...>
Newsleader, Friday, January 13, 2012
Article: Boys & Girls gala features 'most inspiring' woman <read more...>
Newsleader, Wednesday August 9, 2011
Article: Teen Room Make Over <read more...>
Newsleader, Wednesday November 17, 2010
Article: New city Boys & Girls Club unveiled <read more...>
Newsleader, Wednesday April 30, 2008
Article: Boys & Girls Clubs pay off for taxpayers <read more...>
Year in Review: 2010 <read more...>
Boys & Girls Clubs select YOUTHS OF THE MONTH (April 9, 2010) <read more...>
Year in Review: 2009 <read more...>
Local Firms help beautify downtown Boys & Girls Club <read more...>
November 20, 2009
Carla Harris, Morgan Stanley Investment Bankers & Amelia Island Speakers Forum featured guest.... <read more...>
"Pitch Perfect" Featured Speaker at Boys & Girls Clubs Gala.... <read more...>
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