In every single community across this nation, boys and girls are often left unsupervised each day expected to effectively develop their passion and do, as kids should, recreational activity. The organization is committed to providing those children a have to grow, to learn, to develop meaningful relationships, and provide a sense of hope and opportunity. First and foremost, the Boys and girls clubs exists to help children realize their full potential.
The organization is based out of Atlanta, but Boys & Girls Clubs holds a presence in upwards of 4000 communities across the United States of America. It is estimated that the movement directly impacted around four million children in 2013. First established by Hartford’s Mary & Alice Goodwin, and Elizabeth Hammersley in 1860, the movement has grown larger than the three pioneers could have ever imagined. However, their mission to positively influence children who need a haven to learn, play, and develop remains the same.
The official website of BCGA highlights that child safety is chief to the work of the organization. Visit this page, in order to learn the six-step procedure that Boys and Girls Clubs of America employs to ensure such security.
BCGA boasts a number of corporate sponsorships that understand the importance of the mission and help ensure that the necessary staff and facilities are adequately cared for. Sponsors include, but are not limited to, Coca-cola, Comcast, Disney, Microsoft, Staples, UPS, and more.
The official website notes that nearly twenty million children are unsupervised after school every day and that more than forty million are without access to summer programs. If you feel compelled to help secure a productive and safe future for the nation’s children, there are a number of ways to contribute to the Boys and Girls Club of America. If you wish to donate, you can visit this page. If you are able to donate your time and resources, research your local club to determine how you can most effectively contribute. Please note that your money or time can make a real tangible difference as a Harris Survey revealed that more than half of all Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni believe that the organization saved their lives.