BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of America
We have created a challenge among six of our offices in the Southwest, US to help children and teens build great futures at Boys & Girls Clubs in each of our areas. When you give to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, you create opportunities for young people who might be heading to their Club for a game of basketball, a hot meal or a safe place. But, with your help, they receive so much more than that — academic support, leadership opportunities, workforce and college preparation, healthful skills and lifelong mentors. Did you know every $1 invested in a Boys & Girls Club returns $9.60 in current and future earnings and cost-savings to our communities? You can help provide life-changing programs to kids who are at risk and a safe, caring and supervised place for them to go — after school and in the summer. A growing body of evidence proves that after-school and summer learning programs are effective at improving grades, attendance at school, and higher aspirations for graduating and going on to college. And we can demonstrate the impact of Boys & Girls Clubs programs: • 97% of Club teens expect to graduate and 88% expect to complete a post-secondary education • 68% of Club teens volunteer in their communities, compared to 39% nationally • 84% of Club teens abstain from alcohol use, compared to 58% nationally We hope we can count on your support to help children across the nation achieve great futures. We believe they are destined for tremendous things and hope you’ll be part of their journeys.