|Boys & Girls Clubs Launches Great Futures Campaign to Address Crisis Facing Kids
America's kids are in crisis. Out nations' state of poor academic performance, obesity, drug use, and youth-related violence are cause for alarm and national action. A key component of the solution is out-of-school time. Yet every day, 15 million kids leave school with no place to go, putting them at risk of being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe.
The Great Futures Campaign will mobilize the nation in support of after-school and summer programs that tackle these issues to inspire and empower more youth toward success. Learn more about our plans in Delaware.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014
12pm - 5pm
We are celebrating the annual Day for Kids. We are planning for a great day filled with games, rides, educational activities, music, and more to celebrate our youth!
Thanks to our generous sponsors, Day for Kids is a FREE family day celebrating our youth and spending quality time together!
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SPECIAL CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT
Our Capital Campaign received a big boost last night as we announced the launch of the public phase of the campaign and also had a special announcement by Ellen Kullman, CEO of DuPont Company and chairman of our campaign.
Ms. Kullman announced that DuPont will be contributing $1 million to the campaign. This means that our total dollars raised to date is $6.4 million of our $10 million goal. Ms. Kullman in her remarks stressed the importance of the work done by the clubs and the impact the organization has on the lives of youth. She indicated that companies like DuPont will need skilled employees who are prepared to work in careers that are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related.
Over 100 people were in attendance. Tours of the work now completed at the H. Fletcher Brown Boys & Girls Club, as a result of the campaign, were offered to all, including the new "ACHIEVER’S CENTER” mentoring and technology center.
As we move now into the next phase of the campaign, we will be increasing the amount of promotion in order to generate greater awareness and broader community support. We welcome any ideas, as well as opportunities to promote the campaign at events, newsletters or other vehicles you may be aware of.
While we still have a ways to go to achieve our campaign goal we are well underway. Thanks to all who have helped us get this far. We are changing the lives of thousands of kids and your help and support is making a difference!
Click here to view press release.Link to Delawareonline article.