Abigaelle is a 2019 Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation Youth of the Year Finalist.

Abigaelle’s life changed forever when she lost her father and cousin in a fatal accident where she was also seriously injured. Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida gave her a second chance at life. Now she wants to become a nurse practitioner to help those in need, while continuing to honor her family.

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Rollins College Scholarships

In today’s world, we know that education or training beyond a high school degree isn’t just a luxury–it’s a practicality. Yet the vast majority of the families we serve at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida lack the resources to provide college or technical training for their children.

Through a unique partnership with Rollins College, 16 deserving Boys & Girls Clubs members have been given the opportunity to attend one of the finest colleges in the Southeast at a little or no cost to their families.

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David is a 2019 Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation Youth of the Year Finalist.

David knew he wanted to apply himself more and to do more to reach his potential. At the Walt Disney World Boys & Girls Clubhouse, he engages in many activities with his peers and adults, interacts with others and has a new perspective on life. He is better academically and socially, enjoys a healthier lifestyle, and has confidence to go above and beyond.

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Daija Davis loves music and loves to read. But she didn't always. Before coming to her Cocoa Branch Boys & Girls Club, Daija was shy and struggled in school. Her Club has helped her emerge from her shell, academically and socially. With tutoring help, she started earning good grades. Making friends has given her a new sense of optimism. Happier, more open to new opportunities, Daija discovered her creative side. Today, she dreams of attending college to become a music teacher, so that she can help other kids discover the joy of self-expression.

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Alex is a 2019 Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation Youth of the Year Finalist.

At the Taft Boys & Girls Clubs, Alex found out why her friends called it the neighborhood home. She learned valuable lessons about having faith in herself, how to be a leader and most importantly, knowing her worth. Her Club teaches her to never settle for anything less than what she wants in life. She is looking forward to graduating high school and fulfilling her dream of becoming a dentist.

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