The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County has launched its Great Futures Holiday Campaign. Through this campaign, the organization seeks to ensure that every child and teen has access to a safe place after school and during the summer where they can build the knowledge, skills and behaviors to put them on the path for success.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County is asking the public to help the organization reach more kids and put them on the path to a great future. This holiday season, the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County will again be selling miniature holiday trees decorated with childlike ornaments. Each ornament represents one of the club members and lists their name and age. Individuals or businesses can purchase an entire tree or single ornaments in celebration of the holidays and give the gift of a Great Future to a child.
A full tree comes with 20 ornaments and costs $400, or individual ornaments can be purchased for $20 each. Each ornament sold will provide one child with a yearly membership to the club. Businesses or individuals can request trees to display at their offices.
“Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County has been serving the community with after-school and summer programs for 22 years. During that time, we’ve seen the positive impact that occurs when young people have access to a safe place with caring adult mentors and enriching programs during out-of-school time,” said Will Armstead, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County’s CEO. “We want today’s generation to be successful in school and in adulthood, to be healthy and active, and to develop strong character skills they need to become future leaders for our country.”
This past year the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County served 2,418 club members at 16 locations and an additional 1,000 youth through Truancy and Gang Prevention Outreach. Some successes include: 51 percent of club members made honor roll; 99 percent of members passed literacy; 98 percent of club members passed math and 91 percent received positive behavior marks from their teachers. Club members also completed 5,412 volunteer hours.
Boys & Girls Clubs reach kids most in need with outcome-driven programs designed to increase their performance in the areas of education, health and character development.