The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Citrus County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Great Futures Start Here
Who We AreBoys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County are open to all children aged 5 to 18 years regardless of income, race, or religious belief. The Clubs have served thousands of children over the last 20 years through before and after school programs and full day camps during school holidays and summer months. The 3 Boys & Girls Clubs of Citrus County sites, located as neighborhood clubs to benefit the greatest number of children, are the Central Ridge Boys & Girls Club located in Beverly Hills, the Evelyn Waters Boys & Girls Club located in Inverness, and the Westside Boys & Girls Club located 4.9 miles equidistant between Crystal River and Homosassa. The Clubs offer daily access to a broad range of programs in five Core Program Areas: Education and Career Development (including technology), Character and Leadership Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.
What We Do
o 310 scholarships were provided for Citrus County children to attend club programs and cost free field trips in 2010-2011.
The Value of Early Childhood Education
o 67% of members earned grades of “B” or above in reading and math.
o 0 retained in any grade.o 92% of members scored level 3 or above (adequate academic progress) on FCAT reading and 75% scored level 3 or above on FCAT math.