TAMPA – (May 31, 2019) – This summer, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay will begin construction on the Club located at 5809 Edina Street in Bethune Park. The Club currently serves approximately 75 youth from the community.
The construction project will add an additional 3,000 square feet to the existing building. Once complete, the space will be modernized and retrofitted to allow for programming Boys & Girls Clubs is known for as well as serve more youth from the community. Additionally, the construction will also add a Hillsborough County Sheriff Substation to the building. These improvements will allow the Club to provide the critical programming around academic progression, health & wellness as well as character & leadership. The addition of the HCSO substation will further expand on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay model creating community collaboratives, a place where the community sees law enforcement as a mentor.
During construction, the Club will continue to serve existing members on campus at Wimauma Elementary School in space generously provided by Hillsborough County Public Schools.
The park will remain open to the public during the construction.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay
Since 1926, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay has been a positive force in the community; enabling young people to become productive, responsible and caring citizens through structured programming, safe learning environments and dedicated staff. With a focus on three core priority outcomes – Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, and Improving Character & Leadership, Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay provides opportunities to build new skills that raise a Club Member’s belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal, social and academic accomplishments. With multiple Clubs and Middle School sites throughout Hillsborough and Pasco County, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay makes futures great for more than 19,000 young people each year.