Player: Ashil Abhat - Market Executive, Bank of America
I have served on the Boys and Girls Club board for the past ten years because I am very passionate about the success and well-being of our youth in this great region we call home. The mission of this organization is an incredible undertaking: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as responsible, productive, and caring citizens.
This great organization accomplishes this mission by providing key after-school and summer programs/activities that include arts, music/performing arts, healthy eating/lifestyles, culinary experiences, computer labs, tutoring/mentorship, athletic programs, field trips, camps, and much more. Boys and Girls Club partners with cities, counties, school districts, and many other organizations in both the public and private sectors to keep kids off the street and in a safe, healthy and productive environment, This in turn has a tremendous positive impact to all of us who live and work in this community. We can have our youth on the streets, involved in gangs, in juvenile hall, etc. or we can invest in them to create caring, responsible, and productive citizens who contribute to our region and society!