Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

aka BGCCC   |   Naples, FL   |


To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Ruling year info


President & Chief Executive Officer

Megan McCarthy

Main address

7500 Davis Boulevard

Naples, FL 34104 USA

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NTEE code info

Boys and Girls Clubs (Combined) (O23)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At Boys & Girls Club of Collier County, we know the hours between 3:00-7:00 p.m. after school and the summer months are the peak times for juvenile crime and the time when kids are most likely to experiment with drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and other risky behaviors. We also know that today in our communities, children are facing obstacles more challenging than ever before. Kids from low-income families are six times more likely to drop out of school, and the teen birth rate in Collier County is 48 per 1,000 females ages 15-19. This is higher than that of the state (40) and considerably higher than the national benchmark (21). Boys & Girls Club of Collier County provides young people with opportunities to engage in programs that help them achieve academic success, take charge of their health by building healthy habits that will stick with them throughout their lives, and foster the skills they need to become leaders in their communities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Academic Success

Developing Globally Competitive Graduates.
These programs are designed to ensure that all Club members graduate from high school on time, ready for a post-secondary education and a 21st-century career.

Our Academic Programs include:

Career Launch prepares teens for the world of careers and work. Through CareerLaunch, Club teens 13-18 years old embark on a journey to explore possible vocations, make sound educational decisions and find success in the world of work.

The Computer Science Pathway, a key component of Boys & Girls Clubs’ Education & STEM programming, invites youth and teens on a journey from their first encounter with code to creative computing.

diplomas2Degrees (d2D), a college readiness program, provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.

Money Matters promotes financial responsibility and independence among Club members ages 13 to 18. Participants learn how to manage a checking account, create a budget, save and invest, start small businesses and pay for college.

Power Hour provides Club professionals with the strategies, activities, resources and information to create an engaging homework help and tutoring program that encourages Club members of every age to become self-directed learners.

Summer Brain Gain is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students that are aligned with common core anchor standards. In addition, Summer Brain Gain: Read!, a literacy program, complements the larger Summer Brain Gain curriculum.

Population(s) Served

This core program area offers youth empowerment to build and sustain relationships with others, develop positive self-esteem and foster active partcipation in their Club and community.  Expanded community service opportunities for members, conflict resolution education and character development curriculum. Programs include:  Keystone Club, Manners, Embrace Inclusion, Youth of the Year, Junior Staff Job Readiness, Civic Engagement, Torch Club, Service Learning, Youth for Unity and Junior Women of Initiative

Population(s) Served

Initiatives such as outdoor education, daily physical fitness challenges,health and nutrition programs, and behavioral and mental health services are designed specifically to promote and maintain healthy, active lifestyles in youth.  Programs include:  Triple Play, Passport to Manhood, Money Matters, Healthy Choices/Healthy Challenges, Fine Arts, Substance Abuse Education & Prevention, Street SMARTS, SMART Girls, SMART Leaders, SMART Moves, Life Skills, Healthy Habits

Population(s) Served

Giving Kids a Voice through the Arts.
These programs are designed to foster creativity in young people, and give them outlets for self-expression. From photography to hip-hop, our arts programs have something that will inspire everyone.

Our Fine Arts programs include:

ImageMakers is a year-round program that helps Club members ages 6-18 learn the art and science of photography through multiple categories: Culture and Tradition, Portraits, Nature and Surroundings, Fashion and Style, and Editing and Filter. Photographs are displayed at local and regional exhibits around the world.

The National Fine Arts Exhibits is a year-round program that encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6 to 18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture displayed at local and regional exhibits.

The National Photography Program enables youth to develop their creativity and cultural awareness through the appreciation of photography.

The Dance Programs enables youth to develop their skills and expression through various types of dance including tap, ballet, step, among others.

Population(s) Served

Sports, fitness and recreation programs at BGCCC are designed to build sportsmanship and encourage teamwork.  Programs help develop fitness basics, a positive use of leisure time, reduction of stress, appreciations for the environment and social and interpersonal skills. Programs include: Baseball (Cal Ripken), Basketball Leagues, Team Challenges, Triple Play, Quick Ball, Team Sports (Basketball/Volleyball/Baseball), Soccer, Flag Football, Girls on the Run, Swimming, Field Games, CrossFit, Dodgeball, Field Trips, Games Room

Population(s) Served

Where we work


Charity Navigator Four Star Rating for fiscal management and transparency 2013


Affiliations & memberships

Boys & Girls Club of America 1997

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We strive to increase our impact on our “highly-engaged" Club members – those who attend the Clubs two times per week or more - through a targeted, outcomes-driven initiative. Past evaluations have proven that Club programming is most impactful for those who attend and participate regularly, helping them succeed academically, make healthy choices and lead and serve in their communities. To that end, our strategic plan includes a new, intentional approach to ensure that those youth who attend the Clubs frequently reach specific benchmarks of self-sufficiency. This means that Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is focused less on specific programs and activities and more on desired outcomes for individual Club members.

Our Strategic Plan is to ensure that 90% of our members who attend our Clubs three or more times per week will graduate high school on time with a plan for the future, adopt a healthy lifestyle, and give back to their community. Our fulfillment of this vision is measured by the progress we make towards operational and youth impact goals.

Our strategies are all centered on providing a high quality afterschool experience that includes a club environment that is kid-focused, supported by caring professionals committed to impact, and offers programs that are outcome-driven. Together, these critical elements contribute to creating consistently high-quality experiences for our Members enabling them to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and achieve great futures.

Our program philosophy is based in positive youth development where relationships are the core of our business. Ask a member what their experience was like in a club and they will most often refer to a staff person as the one thing that changed their lives. We believe that the BGCMA experience has more to do with relationships between adults and our members than it has to do with the specific programs we offer. We strive to adhere to a 1:17-20 ratio for most program areas. During many of our leadership and special focus groups the ratio is typically 1:10. Daily attendance is monitored in real time through our membership data base to ensure we utilize staff where we need them most and ensure a safe and productive environment for our youth.

Three outcome-driven programmatic pathways drive our work: Leadership and Service, Academic Innovation and the Arts, and Physical and Emotional Literacy. These encompass diverse offerings like creative writing, summer learning loss prevention programs, sports leagues, culinary arts lessons, and leadership development clubs. Fun, interactive and memorable Club programs are designed to help our students graduate from high school on time, live healthy and give back to their community. Our outcome-driven programs help youth advance their knowledge, character, health and leadership skills so they can thrive as adults. A key feature of our program strategy is the utilization of evidence-based programs and practices that have been shown to be most effective at positively impacting youth development in the communities we serve.

An additional strategy is our focus on professional development and training for our youth development professionals who staff our club sites. Professional development opportunities and focused training and technical assistance are provided to equip our staff to deliver a high quality club experience and to implement evidence-based programs. Our strategy for addressing areas we may lack expertise are strategic partnerships with external community stakeholders with demonstrated expertise in specific content areas.

Positive Environment and Experience
• Dedicated space
• Emotionally and physically safe
• Fun and engaging
• Active and experiential
• Innovative and relevant
• Comprehensive

Supportive Relationships
• Consistent youth development professionals
• Individualized support
• Small group interactions
• Partnerships with community and families

Youth Voice
• Programs based on youth interest
• Freedom to choose

Continuous Evaluation
• Clear goals aligned to impact
• Performance improvement
• Rigorous proof

Open to Youth Who Need Us Most
• Open and affordable to all
• Located in resource-constrained neighborhoods

• Continued support through multiple years and key transitions
• Frequency of attendance

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County accomplished much of its prior strategic plan, and is in the early stages of a new, multi-year strategic plan that strives for growth, greater financial sustainability and investments that make a positive impact on the communities we serve.


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Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

Board of directors
as of 10/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Susan Bass Bolch

Mary Osborn

Community Advocate

Terrance Flynn

Community Advocate

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Community Advocate

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