Florence De George Boys & Girls Club of West Palm Beach
4105 Pinewood Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Club Director: Candace Burrs
Monday – Friday from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Summer, winter and spring breaks, teacher planning days
Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- $30 annual membership fee for school year
- Affordable fees for extended programs (summer/spring/winter)
- Nominal fees for transportation
- Total Club membership: 819
- 54% boys, 46% girls
- 84% African American, 9% are Hispanic, 1% are Caucasian
- 77% live in single parent or non-traditional households
- 70% live in households with annual income less than $30,000
- 77% of Club members qualify for free or reduced lunch in school
- 34,000 square feet
- The Mary Alice Fortin Center for Learning
- The Quantum Foundation Center for Preventive Services
- The Alexander Donner Creative Arts Stage
- Kitchen/snack bar, arts & crafts center, game room, teen lounge, gymnasium, library and outdoor play areas.
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 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 and crafts
- Character Education
- College and Career Readiness programs
- Computer and Technology Education
- Cultural Arts
- Daily homework help
- Daily inside and outside recreation
- Dance Classes
- Financial Literacy
- Gardening Program
- Health and Wellness
- Leadership Programs
- Norton Museum Art Classes
- Sports & Fitness
- STEM Programs and Robotics
- Summer reading program
- Summer/Spring/Winter Camps
- Tutoring with certified teachers
In 1998, the Northwood Community, the City of West Palm Beach, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County and the Housing Partnership broke ground on an unprecedented 34,000 square foot state-of-the-art, multiple-use campus in West Palm Beach’s historic Northwood neighborhood.
In 1999, the Boys & Girls Clubs received a generous gift from local philanthropists, Lawrence and Florence De George, resulting in the naming of the Club in honor of Florence De George.
In 2008, the Club received the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s highest honor for overall program excellence. Today, the Club is the jewel in the crown of West Palm Beach’s revitalization of the Northwood community, and a true asset to area children.
“It means a lot that parents take time out of our busy and often challenging lives to help give back to the Club. The Parent Committee creates a sense of community and is a good example to our children that if we work together we can support each other to make the Club a better place.”