BUILDING GREAT FUTURES
ACROSS THE BAY
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast and Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Enter into a Shared Services Agreement
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast and Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay will collaborate in a shared leadership capacity that will provide more opportunity for families, youth, and staff, increase strength and longevity with community partnerships, and further amplify brand awareness.
Under the guidance and support of Freddy Williams the organizations will work more closely together but continue operational autonomy in their respective communities. Our priority with this shared services plan is to leverage experience and additional collaborative opportunities to deliver optimal Club experiences for youth in the greater Tampa Bay area. This joint effort will leverage the unique strengths of two organizations in a powerful way with ONE powerful voice.
As we embark on this exciting new journey, we look forward to continuing our work in the communities that we have long served and, that have in turn, served us. Our success with this plan is dependent on the support, guidance, and participation from our Board of Directors, community partners and funders, our families and youth, and our staff.
Great Futures start with all of us, and we look forward to building them across the Bay!
ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF TAMPA BAY
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay has been a strong thread in the fabric of the Tampa Bay community for nearly 100 years. In 1926, the Tampa Rotary Club established the first Club – the West Tampa Boys Club. After almost 20 years of community success, the Rotarians recognized a need for expansion and impact.
By 1980, three more Clubs opened, including one in Ybor City and Dover. A partnership with Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation led to further expansion; including provision of services to young women. A merger with the Pasco County Boys & Girls Clubs in 2002 provided even greater impact. In 2013, the first Club in partnership with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office opened in Nuccio Park.
Today, the organization provides high-quality Club experiences and opportunities to more than 12,500 youth at 25 Clubs and school sites.