Club Location: 1451 S.W. 7th Street, Delray Beach
Club Director: Dennis Carpenter
Phone: (561) 279-0251
Recognizing the need to give Delray Beach’s youth a safe alternative during out of school time, local leaders including then Mayor Tom Lynch and local business leader, Marc deBaptiste, joined forces to open a Boys & Girls Club. Their efforts in conjunction with the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County paid off when they opened the first club in the old Carver Middle School in 1997 and then moved into the former Catherine Strong Center, in 1998. The number of youngsters needing services grew throughout the years, and the organization eventually conducted a capital campaign to build a new 21,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility. Through the generous support of Naoma Donnelley Haggin, the Forrest & Frances Lattner Foundation, and numerous others we opened the Naoma Donnelley Haggin Boys & Girls Club opened in May 2005.
Hours of Operation
The Club is open 5 days a week, from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. throughout the school year. During the summer, spring and winter breaks, and teacher planning days, the Club is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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, fitness and recreation; and technology.
Membership Profile 2011-2012
Club Wish List
Contact the Development Office at 561.683.3287 for a complete list of needs
Through a new Family Liaison Initiative, the Clubs offer monthly PNC Educational and Family Fun Nights for all parents and guardians of the youth it serves.
One parent recently wrote the following about the program:
" We can all do a lot more when we come together to solve problems and help each other. No matter what your circumstances, we can all support each other".