From a Club kid to Fire Chief and BGCL board member, Jerome Yarbrough sees first-hand how the Clubs steer kids toward choosing to make the right decisions in life so they are on a path to succeed. He knows because he is one. We’re doing Whatever It Takes to give guidance and support so our kids follow their dreams, just like Jerome.

Now is a great time to join us in doing whatever it takes to build great futures

This holiday season, transform the lives of kids who need us most, here in our community. Thank you for your support!

“The Boys & Girls Clubs scheduled a tour to the Gainesville Fire Department, and I knew then that I wanted to be a firefighter. The Clubs provided role models and guidance that stuck with me and helped me know what I needed to do to be successful in life. If Boys & Girls Clubs had not been in my life, teaching me good character and responsibility and steering me toward the right decisions, I would not be chief of the fire department. The Clubs are instilling life skills into young individuals that put them on a path to succeed and help them recognize their role in a larger community, and I AM ONE.”

Jerome Yarbrough, City of Gainesville Fire Chief and BGCL Board Member

What We Do

We create great futures for our youth with programs aimed at ensuring the kids we serve succeed in school, live healthy lives and give back to their communities.

Thank you for joining us in doing Whatever It Takes and giving the gift of a great future.