Boys and Girls Clubs of America


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Boys and Girls Clubs of America,

federation of more than 1,006 organizations established (1906) in Boston as the Federated Boys' Clubs to help young people, especially those who are disadvantaged. Later called Boys' Clubs of America, it acquired its present name in 1990. Its headquarters are in Atlanta, Ga. Most clubs consist of a neighborhood building dedicated to children and young people and staffed by professionals and volunteers. The centers are open after school and on weekends to provide a safe place for leisure-time activites such as sports and computer classes.
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2) Roxanne Spillett, national president of Boys and Girls Clubs of America, with Jim Ventress, executive director of Santa Clarita Boys and Girls Club.
To promote the issue of children's kindness, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is sponsoring a challenge in Utah to discover examples of kindness in school children: How one student helped a new student integrate into a new environment, how a group of kids befriended someone lonely in the neighborhood, how students used kindness to help change a bully, and so on.
With the help of the Mississippi Legislature and Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Mr.
JCPenney Afterschool provides financial and volunteer support to five of America's leading afterschool advocates -- the YMCA of the USA, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, 4-H, Junior Achievement and the Afterschool Alliance.
This year's tournament will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Brevard, a local affiliate of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
We are committed to being compassionate, courteous and friendly - that's how we're viewing our relationship with Boys and Girls Clubs of America and every person we meet along the trail," said Charles Brewer, CEO, MindSpring Enterprises.
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