Gene Matthews Club


North Port Club6851 S. Biscayne Dr.
North Port, FL 34287

“What makes the Boys & Girls Club special is its staff.  At our Club, we have staff that were once members and are now working at the Club.  They know – first hand – the difference the Club has made in their lives, which is why they want to give back and make that same difference in our current members lives.  As the Club Director, seeing the past youth coming back and telling their funny stories and reminiscing about the staff they had at the Club gives you a great feeling of accomplishment and pride.  Most of all it lets me know they understand the influence they are going to have on our current youth and how important that responsibility is.”

Wayne Ard, Club Director

Club Hours
School Year: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Summer: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

The County provides transportation from the following schools during the school year:

Glen Allen Elementary, Toledo Blade Elementary, Imagine Elementary, Atwater Elementary, Cranberry Elementary, Lamarque Elementary, Heron Creek Middle, Woodland Middle, North Port High School

Special programs and activities include the following:
Earth Wise Recycle Club, S.W.A.T (Students Working Against Tobacco)
Call for additional BGC programs.

Volunteer Opportunities:
Tutors, Homework Assistance, Group Staff Assistants.
For additional volunteer information, please contact Club Director Wayne Ard.

Gene Matthews Advisory Board

CHAIR:  Jim Fendrick
VICE CHAIR:  Sondra Guffey
Jeffrey Cook
Jill Luke
Gene Matthews
Coby Nearhoof
Debbie Snowden
Carolina Strothers
Bill Werdell
Mike Williams
Linda Zick