Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County
Mission & Purpose: Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and leaders. The purpose of the Boys & Girls of Citrus County is to promote the social, educational, health, leadership, and character development of boys and girls during critical periods of their growth.
History: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County, Inc. was incorporated on March 16, 1992. The organizers saw the Club as a tool in our community's effort to combat youth unrest, which they saw, manifested in high youth crime rates. With the proven success formula of the national organization of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to use as a guide, it was felt that a local Club would help plant seeds to help local boys and girls make appropriate and satisfying choices in their physical, educational, personal, social, emotional and vocational lives. The Club is positioned in the community to provide programs to young people that are distinguished from what they get elsewhere - in school, at home, in church, in other private agencies or in public recreation. The Club is for boys & girls ages 6-18, it has full-time professional leadership, it assures that all girls and boys can afford to belong, is building centered, is non-sectarian, has an open door policy, and has a varied and diversified program that is guidance oriented.