What: Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Great Futures Event
When: Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 2:30p.m. until 3:30p.m.
Where: CityPlace Center Plaza
700 S. Rosemary Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Special Guest: RAPPER VANILLA ICE!
Details: Join us Thursday, July 31st, from 2:30p.m. until 3:30p.m., for a Club showcase and community awareness event in the Center Plaza at CityPlace in West Palm Beach, Florida. We will join thousands of other Boys & Girls Clubs around the nation at 3p.m. (when the school bell rings) to raise awareness for children’s safety after school. Each of our Clubs will showcase their talents, and Vanilla Ice will also be in attendance!
Sponsors: Palm Beach Post, CityPlace, Seaview Radio
Every day, at 3:00p.m., 15 million kids leave school with no place to go. They risk being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe. Unfortunately, too many kids, especially those most in need, lack the essential ingredients that out-of-school time provides – safety, mentors, expanded learning, healthy living, character building, and grit – leaving these kids at a steep disadvantage before they event get started.
When America’s kids are left behind, the hope for America’s future is left in the past too. If our nation is to succeed, it is imperative that we redefine the opportunity equation for ALL kids: it takes the knowledge, skills and behaviors kids learn both in school and out-of-school to put our nation on a path to a great future. Applying this equation to every conversation about kids and to every solution for kids is how we help America’s youth graduate, have a plan for the future and become successful, healthy and engaged citizens.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County recognizes that we cannot serve all 15 million kids who need an adult mentor and place to go after school and during the summer. However, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is leveraging our influence to convene the local community around our goal of ensuring every child and teen is engaged during out-of-school time.
For more information, please visit: https://www.bgcpbc.org/great-futures or call Corrie Edwards at (561) 683-3287.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.