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Our programs are designed to bridge opportunity gaps by providing resources in a safe haven, with caring mentors, and life enhancing programs, so the youth thrive. They plan for great futures and learning skills for success. They reach their potential and emerge prepared for all sorts of possibilities--ready to impact the world.


The Boys and Girls Club of Marion County is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing young people with a safe and positive environment where they can learn, grow, and develop into responsible and caring adults. The organization serves children and youth from ages 6 to 18 in Marion County, Florida.

The Boys and Girls Club of Marion County offers a variety of programs and services to help young people develop the skills, values, and confidence they need to succeed in life. These programs include academic support, character and leadership development, health and wellness, arts, and sports and fitness. The organization also provides a safe and supportive after-school environment where young people can socialize, have fun, and learn from positive adult role models.

The Boys and Girls Club of Marion County is funded by donations from individuals, businesses, and community organizations. The organization relies heavily on the support of volunteers who serve as mentors, tutors, and coaches for the young people in their programs.


Formula for Impact

Our Formula for Impact is a road map the Clubs use to ensure that members achieve our priority outcomes of academic success, good character & citizenship and healthy lifestyles. It incorporates high-yield learning activities, targeted programs, regular attendance and the five key elements for positive youth development.

Five Key Elements for Positive Youth Development:

  • Safe, positive environments

  • Fun

  • Supportive relationships

  • Opportunities and expectations

  • Recognition

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