Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida is now registering children ages 6 – 18 for its after-school programs in Osceola, Lake, Seminole, Orange and Brevard Counties. Spaces are available at most of the organization’s Club locations; the fee is only $30 for the entire school year.

Because of the stay-at-home learning option in the public schools, Boys and Girls Clubs have more openings for after-school programming than in previous years.

The Clubs have adopted strict protocols to protect Club members and staff: all children and staff are temperature checked upon entering the Club, and must wear face masks while inside the Club; the child-to- staff ratio has been reduced to 9:1, to allow for 6 ft. of social distancing at all times; hand-washing and disinfecting of common areas follow a strict schedule; and deep-cleaning takes place daily.

“Naturally, our first priority – especially in the midst of a public health crisis – remains the health and safety of our children and staff,” said Gary Cain, BGCCF’s President & CEO. “At the same time, we realize that many of our children are safer coming to our Clubs during the day than remaining at home. Our after-school programming allows parents to maintain employment, knowing their children are being well-cared for by trusted adults, and helping their families, and our region, to recover economically.”

To contact the Kissimmee/Tupperware Brands Branch,  located at 2411 Dyer Blvd., Kissimmee, call  407.847.2833.

All programming has been creatively adapted to cater to allow for social distancing, and falls under the categories of Academic Excellence, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. Most Clubs remain open from after school until 7 pm, but closing times may vary by location.