Our mission is to inspire children in under-resourced communities to achieve academic and personal excellence through tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment programs. Together, with families, volunteers, and community partners, we are creating equity through education.
Inspiring kids in our community to embrace and excel in education by providing individualized tutoring and mentorship, guiding them to becoming compassionate, college and career-ready leaders.
We are actively engaged in our local area. Many boys and girls join Club Esteem through referrals from current students. We are more than an after-school program: we are part of the fabric of our community.
Achieving excellence isn’t just the task of our students, we also set expectations and require commitments from their families as well! We believe success is better together.
Excellence through Equity
Through access to diverse community leaders and programming, we believe students should dream beyond their current circumstances and have access to explore many interests.
A Safe Space
Students succeed where they feel safe. We provide a caring, structured environment where students feel comfortable connecting with leaders and each other.
Place of Pride
Club Esteem Alumni wear their involvement with our program with pride. We aim to be a place graduates come back to connect, share, and support.
Ariel Garcia – “Mr. A”
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Support Services Coordinator / IT
Development Coordinator and Grant Writer
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chief Intellectual Property Council, L3Harris Corporation
Owner/President, Corporate Property Group, Inc.
Edward R. Davis III
Retired Vice President & Treasurer, Tupperware Brands Corporation
Specialty Sales Representative, Janssen Inc.
Medical Devices | Crypto | Innovation Adoption | Strategy
Mergers & Acquisitions Attorney, L3Harris Corporation
Retired U.S. Air Force, IT and Computer Services
Information Software Engineering Manager, Northrop Grumman
Kim Deffebach, PhD
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP ADVISORY BOARD
Valeta Cameron, Esq
Attorney, Brevard Legal Aid
Owner/Founder, D & K Consulting
John W. Nicklow, PHD
President Florida Institute of Technology
The Honey Comb Florida and Thompson Production
Candidate for Melbourne City Council District 3
Tiffany Trudeau, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
As a United Way Partner Agency, Club Esteem is eligible to receive designated gifts via payroll deduction to the United Way of Brevard or any other United Way in the US. Please contact your employer to designate your payroll deduction donation to benefit Club Esteem.
Community Foundation of Brevard
Create a legacy and change the lives of economically disadvantaged youth by including a gift to Club Esteem in your trust and estate plans. Gifts of cash, annuities, property, stocks, and other assets may be made directly to Club Esteem or may be made to the Club Esteem Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Brevard. For more information, please contact Theresa Grimison, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Brevard at
theresaG@cfbrevard.org or (321) 752-5505.
National Society of Black Engineers
Club Esteem is proud to have established the first National Society of Black Engineers Junior Chapter Site in the US. Club Esteem’s NSBE Pre-College Initiative program helps students develop teamwork, leadership, and academic skills; educates and exposes students to STEM fields and experiences; and encourages students to attend college and pursue STEM degrees.
Department of Children
and Families Access Assistance
Club Esteem is a Department of Children and Families Access Assistance Partner Site and provides assistance to families applying for SNAP, Medicaid, cash assistance, and social security benefits.
Eastern Florida State College
Club Esteem partners with the Eastern Florida State College Service Learning program to provide business leadership opportunities to students wishing to earn college credits.
Florida Division of Vocational
Rehab Worksite and Career Source Brevard Work Based Training Site
Club Esteem serves as a Florida Division of Vocational Rehab Worksite and Career Source Brevard Work Based Training Site by providing on the job training opportunities to community members desiring to enter the workforce.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Club Esteem partners with the Kid’s Cafe Program of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to ensure that economically disadvantaged children receive healthy after-school meals.
United States Department of Agriculture Federal Child Care Food Program
Club Esteem partners with the United States Department of Agriculture Federal Child Care Food Program to ensure that economically school aged children from economically disadvantaged families receive healthy meals during the summer.
Bank of America
Best Buy (Melbourne store)
Booker Heights Neighborhood Watch
Brevard County Schools
Brevard Rescue Mission
Career Source Brevard
Children’s Hunger Project
City of Melbourne Housing and Community Development
City of Melbourne Eco Division
Community of Hope
Dance Arts Centre
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Melbourne-Palm Bay Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Melbourne-Palm Bay Alumnae Chapter
Eastern Florida State College
FAMU National Alumni Association
Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Florida Institute of Technology
Girl Scouts Citrus Council
Grambling Park Neighborhood Watch
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard
Housing Authority of Brevard
Hurricane Sports Club
Jeremiah’s Supportive House
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
Kappa Lambda Chi Military Fraternity
Lipscomb Street Park Association
Melbourne Police Department
National Council Negro Women
Neighbor Up Brevard
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Palm Bay Elementary
Palm Bay Police Department
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
Play Melbourne Parks and
Recreation and Golf (at Lipscomb Community Center)
Powell Subdivision Neighborhood Watch
Rising Star Leadership
STEM/STEAM Development LLC
Sea Turtle Conservancy
Scouts of America
South Brevard Branch NAACP
Space Coast Chapter of the Children’s Home Society
St. Francis Reflections
Stone Magnet Middle School
Take Stock in Children of Florida
The Dorcas Outreach Center for Kids (DOCK)
UF IFAS Extension
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority