BGC of SLC provides youth with a world class Boys & Girls Club experience, assuring that success is within reach for every young person who walks through our doors, and that every Club member graduates high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living healthy lifestyles. The Club enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Participated in Summer Brain Gains
Reduces the summer slide
Hours of Community Service
Members are engaged in the community
Members at 20 SLC Clubs
And serve over 16,000 youth a year
Partner Spotlight - Mike Lafreniere - Natures Ground Landscape Management
We are thrilled to present this month’s Partner Spotlight to this year’s Man & Youth Award recipient, Mike Lafreniere, owner of Natures Ground Landscape Management.
Mike Lafreniere is a pioneer in how Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County connects with businesses in our community. Besides being a strategic partner, avid supporter and ambassador himself, Mike also has connected the clubs with other philanthropic people and companies. Recently through his relationship with Everglades Equipment Company Mike arranged the donation of two riding lawn mowers, leaf blowers, weed wackers and more. Workforce development is an important avenue to provide for our teens. Our Club kids will benefit greatly by learning the art and business of landscaping and equipment maintenance. Because of the generosity of Mike Lafreniere the skills he is providing can blossom into an amazing career and the abilty to provide Club kids for their future families.
Mike you truly are a special person and we appreciate your sincerity in making a difference in the lives of these kids by providing them with a path #WhateverItTakes!
(Photo Rich Del Toro, board president, Leslie Kirstof, board president elect, Mike Lafreniere, Melanie Wiles, BGC COO and Will Armstead, BGC CEO.)