BGC Helps Youth in Volusia and Flagler Counties

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida

Ted Doran of Daytona Beach, Florida, is a senior partner with Doran Sims Wolfe & Ciocchetti. Ted Doran is also a supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs (BGC) of Volusia/Flagler Counties.

BGC clubs are located in eight communities within the counties of Volusia and Flagler. The purpose of the clubs is to provide a safe environment for youth to gather when school is not in session, while teaching leadership skills and self-respect.

Serving 1,600 area youth, the organization offers programs in education, the environment, alcohol and drug prevention, gang prevention, pregnancy prevention, leadership development, and athletics, among others.

Last year, BGC of Volusia and Flagler Counties saw 100 percent of club members participate in the educational reinforcement program, Project Learn, and in the SMART Moves prevention program. The SMART Moves program teaches self-esteem and resistance to peer pressure to engage in sexual activity, gangs, alcohol, and marijuana. There were no club members arrested and no pregnancies reported in 2015.