Who We Are

We are a vital support system for our community's families, and the need for our services continues to grow.

Operations

During the school year, our doors are open Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. On school holidays, the Clubs are open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. While at the Clubs, children complete their homework, participate in our renowned programming, and enjoy a fun, safe, and active environment.

During the summer months, we provide a summer program that operates from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. While rotating through our quality programming, the children attend exciting field trips to area attractions, and enjoy games and activities with their friends and caring staff.

 

Membership

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County are open to all children in the community between the ages of 6 and 18. Membership is affordable, and scholarships are available for those who demonstrate financial hardship. For the after-school program, families pay a one-time application fee of $30 as well as a monthly fee of $30 per month for one child, or $50 per month for two or more children.

Leadership

We are governed by an excellent Board of Directors led by two co-chairmen, Bill Munn and Bill Grealis. Day to day operations are led by our Executive Director, Elizabeth Thomason. Each Club is managed by a full time Club Director and a full time Program Director, with numerous part time professionals.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America

We are proud to be a part of a national network of affiliated clubs. In late 2017, Consumer Reports named Boys & Girls Clubs of America as one of the “Best Charities for Your Donations.” BGCA also has been recognized as “the nation’s #1 youth-serving organization” for the 23rd year in a row by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Learn more about the history of the Boys & Girls Club of America by clicking here.

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In 2018, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indian River County was named one of the Top 10 Charities to Watch nationally by Charity Navigator. BGCIRC also has been named an Agency of Excellence by the United Way of Indian River County as well as the Organization of the Year by 2-1-1 Helpline of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast.

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