Being an adolescent in today's world is tough...much tougher I'm afraid than it was when I was a kid. Unfortunately, our society seems to become more and more kid-unfriendly by the day, and if you also happen to be a child who doesn't have the best home life, you might think the future is indeed bleak.
That's why I'm thankful that the Boys & Girls Clubs of America provide a buoy of positive influence in a sea of adversity for these deserving youths. Now thanks to the Tools for Back to School initiative, everybody can win! Simply test your back to school knowledge and help a child in need earn free school supplies. Keep reading to learn more!
For more than a century, local Boys & Girls Clubs have helped put young people on the path to great futures. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million young people, through membership and community outreach, in some 4,000 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.
Boys & Girls Clubs are essential to any community for they strive to provide the following for every child that enters their doors:
- A safe place to learn and grow
- Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
- Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
- Hope and opportunity
Now, you can help these deserving children get ready for the upcoming school year by taking advantage of the Tools for Back to School program. It couldn't be easier either! Boys & Girls Clubs of America is proud to partner with Disney to launch their online school supply drive.
From August 1st to September 30th, you can participate in a pop quiz-style game where playing equals giving. For every five correct answers, a donation of supplies will be made to a Boys & Girls Club member. Club youth will receive up to 30,500 supplies, including folders, books and pencil kits.You'll learn a thing or two about this deserving community program as well as help a child start off the school year on a great note.
JC Penney is also getting in on the fun by helping to inspire and empower our nation's youth via the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Simply visit your local JC Penney during the month of August, join jcp cares, and round up your purchase at the register. A percentage of your purchase will go directly to help the Boys & Girls Clubs. Almost $1 million dollars has been raised so far!
There's even some amazing resources available on the Boys & Girls Clubs site which will help you and your family get ready for back to school. These are located under the "Get Ready!" heading on the left-hand column of the page. Please join me in supporting the BGCA's online school supply drive this year. You'll be glad you did!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Boys and Girls Club. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!