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Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

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Charitable non-profit (501-c3)

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When the school bell rings at the end of every day, thousands of kids across Collier County leave school and begin their after school routines. For some, this means heading home where they are met by a parent who helps them with homework before driving them to basketball practice, dance class, and music lessons. For others in our community, after school options are far less certain, stable, and safe. At Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, we know the hours between 3:00-7:00 p.m. after school and the summer months are the peak times for juvenile crime and the time when kids are most likely to experiment with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and other risky behaviors. We also know that today in our communities, children are facing obstacles more challenging than ever before. Kids from low-income families are six times more likely to drop out of school, and the teen birth rate in Collier County is 48 per 1,000 females ages 15-19. This is higher than that of the state (40) and considerably higher than the national benchmark (21). Boys & Girls Club of Collier County provides young people with opportunities to engage in programs that help them achieve academic success, take charge of their health by building healthy habits that will stick with them throughout their lives, and foster the skills they need to become leaders in their communities. For over 20 years, Boys & Girls Club has been there for thousands of Collier County kids and families when they need us most: after school, all day in the summer, and even during days off from school. Our Club members have access to a wealth of programming that has the power to positively shape and change their lives.

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Charitable non-profit (501-c3)

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