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2014-09-10 16:20:36

ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announces the first meeting of the National Military Leadership Council, which seeks to strengthen support for military youth and families, on Friday, Sept. 12 7-9:40 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Council builds upon BGCA's long-standing partnership with the U.S. Armed Forces and commitment to military youth and their families, served by 480 BGCA-Affiliated Youth...

2014-09-09 08:27:43

Gigantic Field Day in Atlanta Gets Adults to Act Like Kids in Support of Youth In Need with Help from Olympian Gail Devers and NFL Hall-of-Famer Chris Doleman ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) kicked-off its Day for Kids season with a fun-filled field day in Atlanta, where corporate partners and community members were invited to act like kids to support youth in need. The event in Atlanta's historic Grant Park took place...

2014-08-28 12:33:22

Cast your vote at dependableleaders.com Aug. 25-Sept. 19 to help select America's winner BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- America gets a chance to vote for some of the most-dependable youth in the country as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Maytag brand have announced the five finalists in the 2014 Maytag Dependable Leader Awards. The Dependable Leader Awards recognize Boys & Girls Club members who are committed to making a difference as dependable and...

2014-08-22 16:20:50

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden teen awarded a $20,000 college scholarship ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) named Natalia Lynch the 2014 Military Youth of the Year in a reception held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va. A member of Wiesbaden Youth Center in Wiesbaden, Germany, Natalia will receive a $20,000 scholarship and serve as BGCA's official youth advocate for military teens...

2014-08-22 12:25:16

ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced today that the Triple Play Mobile Tour reached its goal of "One Million Minutes in Motion," thanks to the participation of thousands of Club kids over the last six weeks. The Triple Play Mobile Tour kicked off in Los Angeles on July 7 and traveled around the country to more than 20 cities and 30 Boys & Girls Clubs, inspiring kids to stay active each day during out-of-school time. With...

2014-08-11 08:29:44

CVS/pharmacy will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of select Back to School products to Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Great Futures Campaign WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation, today announced a cause marketing campaign to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Great Futures Campaign, a new initiative to raise awareness about the critical role of out-of-school time, and empower the next...

2014-08-01 16:22:36

Historic Great Futures Campaign launch declares: "When school's out, Clubs are in." ATLANTA, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) launched Great Futures: the Campaign for America's Kids by taking over Times Square, the Web and communities nationwide with a powerful message - "When school's out, Clubs are in." The day's activities celebrated the Campaign, the largest in BGCA's 100-year-plus history, which calls attention to the...

2014-07-29 16:25:00

NEW YORK, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kids Foot Locker Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announced today a national partnership encouraging kids to engage in an active lifestyle, helping prepare them for a great future. Kids Foot Locker Foundation and BGCA will challenge kids with a variety of physical fitness activities within select markets this year, urging them to get more active on a daily basis. Promoting a healthy lifestyle that kids can carry into...

2014-07-15 08:30:38

Retailer to Match Customer Donations, for a Potential Total Donation of $1 Million ATLANTA, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) today announced Old Navy's donation drive to support young people in communities across the US. The drive will take place in Old Navy stores nationwide from July 17(th) through July 30(th), during the brand's uniform sale. Old Navy will match customer donations made in stores, up to $500K, bringing the potential total...

2014-07-15 08:25:50

Teens to be Celebrated for Arts Excellence at Recognition Trip in Los Angeles ATLANTA, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is pleased to announce the top youth artists of the Digital Arts Festivals and ImageMakers National Photography Contest, two member competitions from BGCA's arts initiative. This week, the national winners - 18 Boys & Girls Club teens (ages 13 to 18) - will be named during a weeklong, once-in-a-lifetime recognition trip to...


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