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GreatFuturesLA – Because Every Kid Deserves One

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We are Los Angeles – We are the best.  Our youth deserve our Best.

by Steven D. Doolittle

GFBellVideoWinning is contagious.  We all love to win.  The Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs commitment and dedication to the Los Angeles community has been epic!  A strong leadership is paramount for a successful organization.  Making the correct strategic decisions for positive development is vital especially dealing with our youth and creating a better future for them.   Supporting a GREAT FUTURE for our LA County youth is imperative.

On July 31st, the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs will be kicking off a virtual fundraiser “Bell Heard Around the Web.  At 3:00 p.m., all students hear the same school bell ring of freedom across the nation. At 3:00 p.m., 15 million of these children risk being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe during out-of-school times. During summer vacation, this issue becomes an even greater concern. This bell also represents the time where undeserved at risk boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets, that’s where we come in.  visit www.GreatFuturesLA.org.  The campaign will continue through the month of AUGUST when school starts.

Young people need to know that someone cares about them. The Boys and Girls Clubs’ programs promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow all while having fun; they are truly The Positive Place for Kids.Partners10

There are currently 26 Boys & Girls Club organizations in your city serving over 140,000 youth annually in 140 neighborhoods. This fundraiser will provide them with the funds to give more kids the opportunity to join this life changing organization. Our goal is to raise $500,000 to continue to implement the kind of successful education, arts, and sports programs that enhance children’s development and keep them occupied during their out-of-school hours. Help us reach our goal and keep these kids on track to the great futures they deserve.

Importance of Boys & Girls Clubs of America:

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America have enabled young people, especially those who need Clubs most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Today, some 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve more than 4 million young people 6-18 years old through Club membership and community outreach.  Key programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service; technology training; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach.

How to Participate:

This fundraiser is completely online and mobile! Join us on facebook.com/BEGREATLA and twitter @GreatFuturesLA for live updates. Donations can be made at GreatFuturesLA.org or text the phrase GreatFuturesLA to 50155. Starting at 3:00 p.m. on July 31, 2014, our campaign will begin. Disney and ABC7 will be hosting a live event at 3:00 p.m. for this fundraiser. Please RSVP Mary Hewitt to attend (mhewitt@begreatla.org).

Sponsors:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries ABC7, Radio Disney, and ESPN radio, are the lead sponsors of the Los Angeles County Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs’ Great Futures Campaign kick-off.  Additional support is provided by Myspace.com, Pacific Youth Foundation, LA Kings, LA Lakers, UCLA Football, Fox Sports West, Clear Channel Radio, Clear Channel Outdoor, Malibu Chronicle, Fulfillment Fund, Bank of America, Southern California Edison, Gap, La Opiniòn, WME, Raytheon, X Prize Foundation.

For more information contact: 

Mary Hewitt

Executive Director Boys & Girls Clubs of America – Los Angeles County Alliance

310-303-2869 or MHewitt@BeGreatLA.org

For Social Media information, contact Natalia Iorlano iorlanonatalia@gmail.com

 

 

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