Donate to the Boys and Girls Club of America

COMMERCIAL IMAGE - In this photo taken by AP Images for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, AT&T Regional Vice President of External Affairs Holly Reed, back row third from left, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth President Daphne Barlow Stigliano, back row fourth from left, and Club youth are seen at an event where AT&T donated 20 tablets to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. Kids and mentors will be able to use the tablets while at the Clubs during their after school program called Be Ready, which supports those most at risk of dropping out through weekly mentoring and individualized academic success plans including high school graduation and job exploration. (Brandon Wade/AP Images for Boys & Girls Clubs of America)

(Brandon Wade/AP Images for Boys & Girls Clubs of America)

The Boys and Girls Club of America has been giving young children alternatives from hanging in the street for over 150 years. The organization was founded by Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin, and Elizabeth Hammersley in 1860. The three women wanted to give boys who wandered the streets a positive alternative.

Today, The Boys and Girls Club of America has 4, 175 chartered club facilities, and assist the youth of all ethnicities. The organization reaches 4 million children throughout the United States and helps put them on the right path to having a bright future.

Keylon Singleton, a former director of a Boys and Girls Club located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, said, “The Boys and Girls Club saves the youth; therefore it is saving our future.”

The organization’s mission is “To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

You can help save our future by saving our youth and donating money to the Boys and Girls Club of America, or by volunteering at your local center.

For more information, please visit www.bgca.org or to find a local club near you visit http://www.bgca.org/FindaClub/Pages/default_2016.aspx.

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA - Former NBA star A.C. Green signs autographs after speaking at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Pep Rally at the Broadway Boys & Girls Club, on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio. Sponsored by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, Boys & Girls Club members received tips on how to graduate from high school, scholarship information and fun prizes. (David Richard/AP Images for Boys & Girls Clubs of America)

(David Richard/AP Images for Boys & Girls Clubs of America)

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