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Oct 08

Boys and Girls Club of Cocoa

Posted on October 8, 2018 at 11:28 AM by Samantha Senger

Photo of Boys and Girls Club of Cocoa members
The Cocoa Boys and Girls is one of 30 branches that are part of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida (BGCCF).  This organization has helped inspire hope and opportunity in those who need it most - at-risk children in our local community.  

The Boys and Girls Club of Brevard provides a safe place to learn and grow for over 400 children between the ages of 6 and 18 in our community every year by offering youth development programs to meet the diverse needs and interests of their members. 

Seventy-three percent of families served by the BGCCF have household incomes of $30,000 or less and 60% of members live in single-parent households.  

The mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.  Their core values include: Be Safe, Be Fun, Be a Team, Be Caring and Be Great!

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

For every $1 invested in the BGCCF, the club is able to generate $17.81 of positive economic impact in the community by leveraging funds. 

Each year the Brevard clubs hold a Face of the Future fundraising and awareness breakfast.  The City of Cocoa is happy to participate in this breakfast to show support for an organization that makes such an impact in our community.   

There is a wait list for the Cocoa club, so every donation is a step forward in getting more kids to become members of the club and get them in a safe environment that will foster learning and growth.  For info on the BGCCF and how you can donate, contact (321) 301-4483.