LIFE IS A GARDEN, SO DIG IN!
By Stephanie Duhart, Lockhart Middle School Site Coordinator

Who knew growing a blooming indoor vegetable garden was possible? Well, the Indoor Gardening Club members have learned just that. The youth are discovering how to create, care for and maintain an indoor garden. Some of the main focal points of the program are creating a healthy diet, environmental awareness and being self-sufficient.

Marquis is a proud member of the Indoor Garden Club . “With everything that is going on in the world right now," the budding young gardener said, "learning how to grow and provide food for my family, with my own hands, is everything!” His mother completely agrees. “I just wanted to say thank you for these amazing, hands-on virtual classes," she said. "My twin boys, Marquis and Marquez, think they're real chefs and gardeners now!”

Our members' faces light up every time with amazement as they track each inch of growth. One of the goals of the Indoor Gardening Club is to teach our Club members problem-solving skills while approaching unfamiliar challenges. As our young gardeners are tending to their growing plants, we cannot help but marvel at how their self-confidence, curiosity and creativity are blossoming right before our eyes.
CLUB MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
DE'NYLAH
Lockhart Middle School Club Member
Hobbies
Dancing and running track
Favorite TV Show
Jesse
Fun Fact
De’Nylah performs with a competitive dance team
Summer Zone Favorite
“Virtual Summer Zone has been an amazing and fun experience. With being stuck in the house for months, it has given me something to look forward to. My favorite activity is Cooking with Kay .”
STAFF MEMBER HIGHLIGHT
ALICIA PHILLIPS
Lockhart Program Assistant | Years of Service: 1 Year
Boxing/Fitness Club, TV Game Show Club, Chess Club, Math Tutor
“After several back and neck surgeries, and being told I would never walk again, the opportunity to work with youth at the Boys & Girls Club Summer Zone has given me the strength to push through my hard days. The members are always willing to do whatever we ask, with such a high level of respect. It is something we don't always receive as a classroom teacher. It has been my joy and honor! They motivate me to give them all that I have. Thank you Boys & Girls Club Summer Zone for this chance to live again.”
DID YOU KNOW?
The Virtual Summer Zone offers a wide variety of fun, engaging live sessions for Club members to choose from.
The Virtual Summer Zone offers students free prizes for weekly participation and virtual challenges. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ELIGIBILTY
  • Accepting incoming 6th graders and current 6th, 7th & 8th grade students of the schools listed below
  • Must be an Orange County resident
MIDDLE SCHOOLS SERVED
  • Apopka Memorial Middle School
  • Corner Lake Middle School
  • Freedom Middle School
  • Horizon West Middle School
  • Hunter's Creek Middle School
  • Lakeview Middle School
  • Lockhart Middle School
  • Meadow Woods Middle School
  • Meadowbrook Middle School
  • Ocoee Middle School
  • Piedmont Lakes Middle School
  • Robinswood Middle School
  • South Creek Middle School
  • Sunridge Middle School
  • Wolf Lake Middle School
For more details and registration information, please visit our website.
VIRTUAL SUMMER ZOME
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida After School Zone
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida After School Zone is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Our 15 Middle School Clubs provide daily academic enrichment, character leadership, and fun-learning opportunities in a safe, nurturing environment during the school year and summer months to more than 6,500 Orange County students. 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida Summer Zone is funded by a grant from Orange County Government.