Harvey Berger gives back to many organizations he is dedicated to, especially to those in his local community. The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County works with young people to reach their potential and make sure they are on track to graduate from high school. After reaching a $6 million fundraising goal, the organization has broken ground for phase 1 of the Smith & Moore Family Teen Center that will open in Belle Glade.
Plans for the new Teen Center were put into motion after the current location found themselves forced to turn away young people every day because it lacked the facilities and staff, only being able to serve 321 members. The Smith & Moore Family Teen Center will be able to offer academic, social and cultural activities for 900 members and will offer career prep programs.
“We are going to set the standard as the number one advocate for Belle Glade youth during out-of-school time.”- Jaene Miranda, president and CEO of BGCPBC
In mid-April, the Boys & Girls Club of Palm Beach held a ceremonial groundbreaking. The new state-of-the-art location will be two-stories, 13,000 square feet, and provide necessary after-school resources for the Belle Glade youth. BGCPBC is now ready to move to phase 2 of the $10 million campaign and is now looking to raise an additional $4 million to go towards an endowment fund that will keep the facility up and running.