1. "To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."

    ​​Since 1949, the Club has provided positive educational, recreational, leadership, and sports programming for Alachua County youth via quality after-school programs and summer enrichment programs. These programs and services are designed to build character and strengthen life skills, resulting in a healthy and safer community. Our Clubs are staffed by trained Youth Development Professionals (YDP). Through a system of informal guidance, our YDP's form strong bonds with young people and help them make smart choices in life. For many Club members, YDP's are the most influential positive adult role models in their lives. The Club’s programs foster a sense of belonging and competence that builds self-confidence and self-esteem.

Following guidance from the Boys & Girls Club Movement, the Club implements programs in five core areas: The Arts; and Sports, Fitness and Recreation; Character and Leadership Development; Health and Life Skills; and Education and Career Development.Type your paragraph here.