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Boys & Girls Clubs are reopening!

As we embark on a new school year, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities is working diligently to ensure supports are in place for Club youth and families to succeed despite the profound and ever-changing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest following the tragic death of George Floyd. These events have magnified racial and economic inequities with overwhelming ramifications. 
 
Many Twin Cities school districts are choosing distance learning for this school year, leaving families with a far greater need for support from BGCTC. We have developed a structured partnership with parents, guardians, and teachers at neighborhood schools that our Club members attend as we take on a more significant role in administering a high-quality Club and education experience. Our program delivery model will provide virtual tutoring and innovative, in-person Academic Success activities for grades K-5 kids and grades 6-12 teens, including Literacy, STEAM, and Teen Pathways, as well as social-emotional support and family engagement to ensure each youth and family we serve has the wraparound support they need. 
 
It is BGCTC’s responsibility to act NOW to advance equity for all youth and families, and we hope you will support our continued work this fall. The Weinert Family Foundation believes so strongly in BGCTC’s impact that they are generously offering a $50,000 dollar-for-dollar match on contributions this back-to-school season!
 
Please join us by making a donation to Success Ahead TODAY. Your gift, matched through October 30, will directly support critical needs as our Club members enter a new school year:

“Welcome Back” school supplies bucket for one BGCTC Club member

Teen Pathways Social Justice & Racial Equity Leadership Workshop

Week-long in-person Academic Success programming for 10 BGCTC Club members

The future prosperity of our community depends on our ability to mobilize NOW to create meaningful, equitable opportunities for all youth and families. This fall, BGCTC will support hundreds of kids and families from underserved communities who face circumstances beyond their control—including a lack of access to technology, healthy food, and a safe place to learn and grow.

Your gift to Success Ahead will provide BGCTC youth and families with high-quality academic programs, school supplies, at-home technology, and other resources needed to thrive in the coming school year. Remember, donations received by October 30 will be matched dollar-for-dollar for the first $50,000 in donations, so your gift will go twice as far for the kids!

Success Ahead: Christopher

Success Ahead: Christopher

Fifth grader Christopher* has attended the Clubs since 2016. As a regular participant in his Club’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) activities over the years, he has developed his social skills, emotional maturity, and a strong sense of self-motivation....

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Success Ahead: Kayla

Success Ahead: Kayla

Kayla* is going into the third grade this fall and has been a Boys & Girls Club member for the past two years. Her favorite programs to participate in are STEM Mentoring, the annual BGCTC Spelling Bee, and dance fitness. While awaiting the Boys & Girls Clubs’...

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Success Ahead: Kaleb

Success Ahead: Kaleb

Kaleb* is a third-grade Club member. He has participated in our Literacy Program reading groups for the past year and has demonstrated great improvements in his independent reading skills. Kaleb leveled up from High Risk to Low Risk this summer, attending 88% of...

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Success Ahead: Natalie

Success Ahead: Natalie

Natalie,* a second-grade Club member, is just one example of how BGCTC’s small-group programming has engaged youth in high-quality learning this summer and positively impacted families across the Twin Cities. Natalie had struggled with focus and motivation in the...

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