Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in the community since 1940. What once was a single building and site for boys has grown to five Clubs that service thousands of boys and girls year-round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation. The Clubs staffing, initiatives and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with the resources to succeed and share in the American Dream.
Our mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
Four key characteristics define the essence of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. All are critical in exerting a positive impact on the life of a child:
1. Dedicated Youth Facility – Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade is a place â an actual neighborhood-based building â designed solely for youth programs and activities.
2. Open Daily – Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade are open every day, after school and on hoidays, when kids have free time and need positive, productive outlets.
3. Professional Staff – Every Club has full-time, trained youth development professionals, providing positive role models and mentors. Volunteers provide key supplementary support.
4. Available/Affordable to All Youth – Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade reach out to kids who cannot afford, or may lack access to other community programs.