For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have navigated times of tragedy and crisis to provide safe places for kids and teens. Today, we are committed more than ever, to ensure Club staff, members, families, and communities have the resources and support they need to navigate these uncertain times – while also partnering with state and local officials to do more.
Today, kids and communities need Clubs more than ever. COVID-19 has swiftly spread across this country, creating fear, anxiety, and uncertainty for the kids and families we serve. Schools have closed, and thousands of kids are left without a meal or snack to eat. First responders, and essential personnel are left to make critical decisions about their childcare needs. But there is hope. Boys & Girls Clubs serve the needs of their communities by providing safe places, support from caring mentors, and access to fun and educational programs. Although some Clubs are temporarily closed, they are still providing services and doing critical work. With your help, Boys & Girls Clubs can continue doing whatever it takes for youth, families and communities. These services include:
· Distributing essential supplies to kids
· Providing Daily Wellness Checks
· Providing Homework help and tutoring and age appropriate support
· Supplying access to virtual programming
Boys & Girls Clubs are resilient, and we will do whatever it takes to meet the needs of kids and communities.