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Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County Launches Great Futures Campaign
Nationwide Movement Redefines the Opportunity Equation for Kids by Elevating Need for Increased Access to Afterschool and Summer Programs
At 3 p.m. on July 31, 2014, BGCMC will join all Clubs across the nation as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America launches the GREAT FUTURES CAMPAIGN. “The Bell” will be heard around the web as a digital disruptor and it will interrupt America to get the public involved in solving the crisis facing the nation today.
Every day, 15 million kids nationwide (1 out of 4) leave school with no place to go1, putting them at risk of being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe. During the summer, an alarming 43 million (3 out of 4) kids in America lack access to summer learning programs2, increasing their risk of learning loss and putting them at a disadvantage before the school year starts. The way children spend their time after school and during the summer can significantly impact the path they take.
“When the nation prepares to go back to school this fall, BGCMC wants to ensure out-of-school is part of the conversation. We’re taking a leadership role with the Great Futures Campaign to elevate the impact of out-of-school time, a critical, yet often overlooked, part of their day,” said Donna Ferraro, BGCMC CEO/President. “When school is out, no child should go unsafe or unguided. Through the Campaign, we are advocating on behalf of kids and convening public, private, and nonprofit partners around our goal of ensuring all kids have access to a safe, engaging and productive place to go between school and home.”
Join us on July 31st at 3 p.m. to CHANGE live and America’s future!
For more information about the Great Futures Campaign, visit http://www.bgcmc.org/
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About Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) has played an integral role in the community for over 46 years. BGCMC provides a safe haven for over 800 children and teens a day, offering programs that focus on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character & Leadership. BGCMC operates Clubhouses in Seaside and Salinas, extension sites at El Sausal and La Paz Middle Schools, and a site at the CHISPA Sea Garden Community in Castroville. Nearly 90% of the total budget comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. The Clubs are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during summer and school breaks, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. when school is in session. Additional information is available at http://www.bgcmc.org or via phone at 831-394-5171
1) Source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, January 2013, Afterschool Alliance, October 2009 2) Source: Afterschool Alliance, 2010