Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay





Building Great Futures
Across the Bay

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast have entered into a shared services agreement.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast will collaborate in a shared leadership capacity that will provide more opportunity for families, youth, and staff, increase strength and longevity with community partnerships, and further amplify brand awareness.

Under the guidance and support of Freddy Williams the organizations will work more closely together but continue operational autonomy in their respective communities. Our priority with this shared services plan is to leverage experience and additional collaborative opportunities to deliver optimal Club experiences for youth in the greater Tampa Bay area. This joint effort will leverage the unique strengths of two organizations in a powerful way with ONE powerful voice.

As we embark on this exciting new journey, we look forward to continuing our work in the communities that we have long served and, that have in turn, served us. Our success with this plan is dependent on the support, guidance, and participation from our Board of Directors, community partners and funders, our families and youth, and our staff.

Great Futures start with all of us, and we look forward to building them from Bay to Bay!

Meet Freddy Williams

Freddy Williams is a Boys & Girls Clubs alum and credits the Club for saving his life. He is deeply rooted in the Tampa Bay Region, a nationally recognized leader, a distinguished mentor, and serves as the National Chairman of the Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Professional Association.

He has worked in the Boys & Girls Club Movement for more than 15 years, seven of which have been served as President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast. During Freddy’s tenure as the CEO of the Suncoast chapter, the organization has experienced seven consecutive years of double-digit revenue growth.

Career highlights include:

  • The organization’s budget has grown from $2.5M/year to $10.1M/year.
  • The organization increased the number of youth served from 4,100/year to 22,000/year including specialty programs. Traditional club site programming serves approximately 500 youth daily .
  • The Board of Directors of the Suncoast chapter was named the Highest Performing Board Team by Boys & Girls Clubs of America in 2022.

History of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast

The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Movement came to Pinellas County in November 1959 with the founding of the Boys Club of Pinellas Park. The Boys Club started operating in January 1960 in an old frame building leased from the City of Pinellas Park and remained the only Boys Club in Pinellas County until August 1967, when the Boys of Pinellas, Inc. was chartered, thus opening doors to Northside Boys Club.

In June of 1975 the Southside Unit opened its doors to service a new community, followed by Tarpon Springs Unit in November of 1977, and the Condon Gardens Unit in June 1988. The Ridgeview Unit opened in October of 1993.

In September of 1991, following the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) trend, the Boys Club of Pinellas County expanded its programs and services to include young women, changing its name to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast began.

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