The Association of Realtors® has joined forces with Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County in an effort to strengthen communities and support the county’s youth.
Beginning in 2016, the Association of Realtors and BGCLC will begin collaborating to make a positive impact in neighborhoods across the county. Realtors® are the most trusted resource for real estate information, with unparalleled knowledge of local market conditions, while Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County has helped put young people on a path to a great future for more than 41 years. Both groups are essential to their communities and integral to our society.
“BGCLC has been a vital resource in Lee county for many years, and as I begin my AR presidential term, I am very excited that Realtors® will be partnering with local Clubs and offering their time and resources to make a difference in the lives of our communities’ children,” said AR President Jeff Miloff, vice president of Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group in Cape Coral, Florida. “Every Realtor® knows building strong communities is an important part of the job, and working with BGCLC allows us the chance to contribute meaningfully to the lives of children in the neighborhoods we help to create.”
Every local Boys & Girls Club is unique and has specific needs, AR staff and members will work with the Club to determine the best way to volunteer and offer resources and have the greatest impact. Activities could include planning a club makeover, sponsoring a holiday-themed party, funding a junior staff member position or hosting a job fair for teenagers. This partnership provides AR members the opportunity to truly invest in the future of the communities they represent.
“We look forward to this impactful partnership and working together, hand-in-hand, on volunteer projects, Club improvements and fundraising, as well as awareness initiatives to enable more young people to achieve great futures.” said Lenny Katz, president of BGCLC board of directors. “We are proud to partner with the Association of Realtors, and the numerous members countywide. This partnership will have an immediate and profound impact on Clubs, communities and most importantly, our young people.”
National Association of Realtors and Boys & Girls Clubs of America have created a co-branded website, www.realtor.org/BGCA, as a resource for association members and consumers. The site includes a Club locator, toolkits for getting involved, success stories from associations, Realtor® volunteers and Boys & Girls Club alumni, as well as a list of sample volunteer activities, videos and more.
For 42 years the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County have given our young people in need the support, guidance, tools and skills to succeed in life. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and impactful youth development programs during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Clubs strive to ensure that every child who enters the door graduates from high school with a plan, is an engaged citizen, registers to vote and practices a healthy lifestyle while demonstrating a lifelong commitment to fitness.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County
7275 Concourse Dr Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33908