Boys & Girls Clubs receives grant to reorganize programming
August 06, 2013
When academic organizations need to come up with new curricula or refurbish programs, it wouldn't seem immediately obvious that they would need money to do so. However, that's not the case. It can take dozens of man hours to craft these new strategies and require new resources, so funding is often needed.
This was the situation with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) , which was recently the recipient of a $1 million grant from the New York Life Foundation. The money will be given over a four-year period and will go toward the BCGA's Great Futures Campaign for America's Kids.
The initiative is working to reduce the rate of high school dropouts in the United States over the next five years. Leaders of this campaign are also dedicated to expanding public school programs that take place after school and during the summer.
"With help from generous partners like the New York Life Foundation, which has supported our mission for many years, success means more young people graduating from high school with a plan for the future," BGCA President and CEO Jim Clark noted.
The New York Foundation has long been dedicated to making the lives of children better via grants. The majority of its funds go to children, local communities and a number of other focus areas.
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