The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
We are proud to serve more than 1,500 children each year through our after-school and summer programming. We have three clubhouses, one each in Vero Beach, Sebastian and Fellsmere. While at the Clubs, our kids participate in educational programming, complete their homework, stay active outdoors, and engage in the latest technologies.
Our programs make a difference!
Last school year:
428 children (on average) were in the Clubs each day
100% of our members participated in academic enrichment activities while attending the Club
98% were promoted to the next grade level
98% improved or maintained their school attendance
91% completed their homework before leaving the Club
54% of members received a scholarship to attend
(Percentages based on data from school & Club records as of 7/2016)
Who we Serve
While membership in the Clubs is open to all children in our community between the ages of 6 and 18 years old, we place a special emphasis on serving those from disadvantaged circumstances. Membership in the Boys & Girls Clubs is life-changing to our children
82% of our children were eligible for free or reduced lunches at school
73% were between the ages of 6 and 12 years old
46% were from single parent homes, and
53% were from families with annual incomes below $25,000.
"The Boys & Girls Clubs provide our community's children with a safe, educational environment, and a great staff who serve as positive role models to the kids who need it most. We are very fortunate to have their presence in our community."
Deryl Loar, Sheriff, Indian River County Sheriff's Office
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County is a 501(c)3 (nonprofit) organization and donations are tax deductible as allowed by the law.
We are proud to be supported by the United Way of Indian River County.
They recently featured one of our Club families in a video. Click here to meet Dawn and Allea.