Celebrating 75 years: Boys and Girls Club helping local youths since 1944

in Central Florida News & Events

SOURCE: Osceola News-Gazette

For the past 75 years, the Boys and Girls Club of Central Florida has been serving the community, helping children between the ages of 6 and 18 every year.

There are 31 clubs spread throughout Central Florida, including Brevard, Nassau, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

Established in 1944, the club is celebrating its 75th birthday.

“The Boys and Girls Club is what I call my home away from home,” said Gary Cain, CEO of the club, “I have been part of the club for over 40 years, starting off as a member at a young age.”

 The club gave Cain opportunities that he believed he could have not had as a young person growing up.

Not only did the club help him with academics, but it also gave him a sense of compassion and responsibility to become a better citizen and help those around him as well.