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Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs
Build-A-Bear and Build-A-Bear Foundation are committed to adding a little more heart to life, and have partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to make a positive impact in the communities where we live, work, and play.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America believes that if America’s youth are not poised for great futures, then America is not poised for a great future. A great future depends on having a safe place to go when school is out, somewhere fun where they can learn, play and thrive. We invite you to join us in supporting Boys & Girls Clubs across the country!
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs serve some 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives.
Learn more at: www.bgca.org
How can you help?
Thanks to your support, children in more than 250 communities were given the gift of a great future in 2016! Here are some ways you can help continue the success and support Boys & Girls Clubs of America: