Charlene spends approximately 120 hours per month volunteering and advocating for the eight Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia / Flagler where she serves on their Board of Directors and helps organize their annual Christmas Celebration and Honor Roll Banquet; she has worked with the organization for nine years.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia / Flagler works to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and leaders. The organization serves more than 1,400 members each year with 87 percent of members being youth on free or reduced lunch. No child is turned away for the inability to pay. Programs include sports, fitness and recreation, health and life skills, the arts, character and leadership development and education and career development.
Funds received from winning the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award would provide after school bus transportation through Volusia County Schools to the clubs for a quarter of the children, impacting over 150 youth.