Who We Are
We are a vital support system for our community's families, and the need for our services continues to grow.
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.
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.
We are governed by an excellent Board of Directors led by two co-chairmen, Bob Bauchman 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.
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.