To provide a quality developmental program which empowers
Lakeland & Mulberry youth, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to become productive adults.
For more than 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social, and family circumstances. Boys & Girls Club has actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys. Boys & Girls Club is dedicated to ensuring that our community’s disadvantaged youngsters have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures as productive citizens. Since 1939, we have provided children with a positive place to go, results-oriented programming and a professional staff to guide them.
Each year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry serve more than 2,000 young people through its Clubs, summer sites and outreach programs. We operate 4 full-time Clubs in 2 cities.Clubs are located in communities with the greatest need where similar services are limited or nonexistent. The cost of providing services to a member for a year is $900, but in order to serve effectively those who need us most, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry asks families to pay annual membership dues of only $24 per child and no child is turned away due to inability to pay.
A private, nonprofit organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lakeland & Mulberry improves young lives as well as the communities that surround and support us. The organization relies upon private, corporate, individual and
United Way funding to fill the gap between membership dues and operational expenses.