Patricia de la Torre

Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico

Daily after-school service to participants 6 to 18 years old - educational programs, post-secondary support, entrepreneurship and career development. 90% live in poverty

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Boys & Girls Clubs de Puerto Rico was established 53 years ago to provide children and youth a safe, positive and creative place to become leaders who reach their academic, personal and professional goals. We are a nonprofit organization that provides daily after-school service to participants age 6 to 18 through educational programs, post-secondary support, entrepreneurship and career development. 90% of our participants live in poverty. 

Our mission is to provide youth hope of a better future and opportunities to develop to their full potential. We provide the necessary tools to create and/or obtain a satisfactory job that allows them to reach economic security so they can break the generational cycle of poverty.

 We serve more than 12,000 children and youth and 3,000 families annually in 12 service centers located in San Juan with 3 locations, Carolina, Aguas Buenas, Arecibo, San Lorenzo, Loíza, Mayagüez, Isabela, Bayamón and Vieques.