The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Glades Area
at Belle Glade Elementary School

500 N.W. Avenue L.
Belle Glade, FL  33430
Phone: (561) 829-4862
Club Director: TBD
MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION


Membership Profile 2017-2018

  • Total membership: 196
  • 55% boys and 45% girls
  • 60% are African-American, 36% are Hispanic, 2% are Caucasian
  • 71% live in single parent or non-traditional homes
  • 78% live in households with annual income less than $30,000
  • 36% of our Club members qualify for free or reduced lunch at school

Current Facilities                                         

  • Six school based sites including: Belle Glade Elementary, Glade View, Pioneer Park, Gove, Canal Point (in Canal Point), and Rosenwald (in South Bay.)
  • Cafeteria, gymnasium, outdoor play areas, technology centers, Rent-A-Center Library, basketball courts, arts & crafts, prevention-based program rooms.

Hours of Operation

School year 

Monday - Friday 2 - 6 p.m.

School break locations may vary, but are usually hosted at several of Glades area school-based club sites each year.

Fees

  • $30 annual membership fee for school year
  • Affordable fees for extended programs (summer/spring/winter)
  • Nominal fees for transportation
  • Scholarships available

Programming

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County works to help youth of all backgrounds develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders.  The Club offers daily access to a broad range of programs in six core program areas: character and leadership development; education and career development; health and life skills; the arts; sports and fitness; and technology.

  • 21st Century Programs-Academic Enrichment
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Character Education
  • Computer and Technology Education
  • Cultural Arts
  • Daily homework help
  • Daily inside and outside recreation
  • Dancing Classes
  • Health and Wellness
  • Leadership Programs
  • Photography
  • Prevention programs
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Summer/Spring/Winter camps
  • Tutoring with certified teachers

History

In September 1994, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County proposed an outreach and partnership program to all Glades’ area schools.

By December, an agreement was reached for the Club to assume the operation of after school programs in three elementary schools in Belle Glade.

Over the years, the Glades’ area Boys & Girls Club grew to encompass six school-based sites and one stand-alone facility, serving more than 1,200 youth through programs and outreach. A majority of the clubs offer both a before-school care and an after-school care program.


Family Programming

 

Through a new Family Services Coordinator Initiative, the Clubs offer a monthly education and family fun night for all parents and guardians of the youth it serves. Among the programs offered are Family Game Nights, Family Movie Nights, Parenting Seminars, Programs on Bullying, and Financial Literacy.

There is no better place to take care of my kids while I'm working and all through the summer than the Boys & Girls Clubs!” -Arnetha; Club Parent