BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana
Meet Julia, a 9th grade student and eight-year Boys & Girls Club member! For Julia, the Club is a place to learn and experience new opportunities and where she can excel when discovering her talents. A member of her Club's VOICE anti-tobacco group, Julia wrote and presented a speech to Indiana legislators at the Capitol House in Indianapolis. She spoke personally to Representative Soliday and Senator Charbonneau regarding the harmful effects tobacco has on children. Julia loves her Boys & Girls Club and provides her leadership by helping with various programs such as SMARTKids, Torch Club, and Youth Enterprise. The Club also helps her to feel like an individual - which is sometimes hard at home with six siblings! The Club lets her be "herself" and helps her to dream big! In fact, her life goal is to go to college and become a Noble Prize Winner! As a Board member, I see the positive impact our Clubs have daily on youth. You can too - a small gift of only $35 will provide one year of opportunity for a child - like Julia! Join me in being the one to make a difference.