BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana
A middle school student living in a household with four brothers and her grandmother can be a bit hectic. That’s why the Club is so important to Taija. It is her “home away from home.” For Taija, the Club is a place where she finds encouragement. Her goal is to become a lawyer – and when she talks to Club staff about this dream, they do nothing but encourage her to reach for the stars. When asked what one thing Taija wants for her Club, she states, “I want to buy a new window for the Club because the Club is a window to opportunity. From this window, you can see a different perspective, a window that opens and never shuts. For me, the Club shows kids that their windows will forever be open!” Last year, Taija was named Youth of the Year for the Valparaiso Club. 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. Join me in being the one to make a difference!