About Us.

Our Mission

Since 1996, Boys & Girls Club of the Keys Area has helped put our islands’ youth on the path to great futures. By providing a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, and life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, they are inspired and instilled with the belief that they can become anything they choose.


To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Our Vision

Provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.

Our Commitment

We are committed to creating healthy children, in body and mind, with a sense of competence, usefulness, responsibility, belonging and influence through diverse programs and community involvement.

National History Highlights

  • In 1906, several Boys Clubs decided to affiliate. The Federated Boys Clubs in Boston was formed with 53 member organizations – this marked the start of a nationwide Movement and our national organization.
  • In 1931, the Boys Club Federation of America became Boys Clubs of America.
  • In 1956, Boys Clubs of America celebrated its 50th anniversary and received a U.S. Congressional Charter.


Boys & Girls Club of the Florida Keys began in 1995 as The Southernmost Boys & Girls Club in Key West, and branched out to include a club in Big Pine Key in 2004.  With more than 400 members and many more Florida Keys children who need a safe place to be, we look to the future with a  vision of establishing new locations in Key Largo and Marathon, and creating permanent facilities for our current ones.