January 2017 Club Newsletter
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"Without the Boys and Girls Club I would probably be on the streets selling drugs or involved in criminal activity. So for you to ask me what does the Boys and Girls Club mean to me, a simple answer, my life!!"

Woodland Acres member, Jamari, reflects on the impact the Boys & Girls Clubs have had on his life. Read his entire essay here
Club Spotlight of the Month
Meet our Fort Caroline TEAM UP Unit Director, Mr. Rickie Simon. Rickie has been working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida for seven years. He is a former Club Member, who attended the Lee Club in Historic Springfield.  Mr. Simon received his Masters Degree in Psychology.

Rickie believes in giving his whole heart and soul to mentoring youth and enhancing opportunities. In 2013, he started his own non-profit, Forever Life Achievers, which focuses on getting kids and teens engaged in sports and tutoring.
Thank you for opening your hearts and spreading the holiday cheer! With your help, we raised over $15,000 in gifts to brighten the holidays for youth in our community!
Jacksonville Jaguars players shared a meal with members at our NFL YET Club over Thanksgiving. We are thankful for their continued support and involvement, and look forward to partnering with them for our NFL Flag Football League! Registration opens soon. Visit for updates.
We would also like to thank Malik Jackson of the Jacksonville Jaguars for his donation of 12 Ping-Pong tables, one for each of our Clubs! He is pictured here with Club member and tournament winner, Noah.
Special thanks to Allen Robinson's Within Reach Foundation and Academy Sports for their gift of 30 bicycles, helmets, signed #15 jerseys, and footballs to 30 of our Club members from John Love Elementary TEAM UP!

In honor of National Mentor Month, we would like to thank local artist Diane Insetta, who volunteers once a week teaching art to Club members at our NFL YET Club.
Lastly, we would like to thank everyone involved in the FNF Golf Tournament, An Evening in Wine Country, SAIRA Food and Wine Festival, Beaches Golf Tournament and Collard Green Festival! We thank you for your ongoing support, and cannot wait to see what we can accomplish together in 2017!
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