The day a child enters a Boys & Girls Club can change that child's life. Join us in in making a difference for kids in your community. Participate in one of the hundreds of Day for Kids events nationwide taking place this September.
Once you open the door to your hometown Boys & Girls Club, magical things begin to happen. Teens and kids alike enjoy dynamic programs to assist them with homework, technology skills, leadership opportunities, careers, sports and more! Just what does happen in a Club? Open the door and join our Club members as they give you a tour!
A new public service announcement, directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard with the support of producer Brian Grazer and Imagine Entertainment, dramatically illustrates the impact of the Boys & Girls Club Experience in transforming the lives of young people.
Debuting on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, the video features 21 notable Boys & Girls Club alumni including national co-spokespersons Denzel Washington and Jennifer Lopez, along with Ashanti, General Wesley Clark, Misty Copeland, John Paul DeJoria, Cuba Gooding Jr., Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mario Lopez, Ne-Yo, Edward James Olmos, Lucille O'Neal, Shaquille O'Neal, Smokey Robinson, CC Sabathia, Martin Sheen, Courtney B. Vance, Kerry Washington and Shaun White. BGCA's 2010 National Youth of the Year Mona Dixon rounded out the cast. The music heard in the announcement features Beyonce and was written by Diane Warren.
The PSA, titled "Great Futures Start Here," was created to draw awareness about the critical issues -- high school dropout rate, childhood obesity, youth violence -- that puts millions of America's kids, and the nation's future, at risk.
Kids in every community deserve a chance at a great future. Boys & Girls Clubs provide high-impact, affordable programs, and caring adult mentorship to give kids an opportunity to learn and grow. Every day, Clubs around the world emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America recently partnered with Time Warner Cable to help address America's declining proficiency in STEM by, together, launching the DIY STEM program for Clubs across the country.. Aligned with Time Warner Cable's commitment to connect young people to the wonders of STEM, the DIY STEM program engages Club youth ages 10 to 18 in the "science of every day," focusing on energy and electricity, engineering design, and food chemistry, to provide out-of-school opportunities for critical thinking and peer exchange.
Visit www.myclubmylife.com/diystem to download self-guided DIY STEM activities.