Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Named 2022 Diversity Business of the Year

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Steven Cornette, Chilondra Sheppard, Jaene Miranda, Melissa Marks

The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches honored Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County by naming the organization as Diversity Business of the Year at their 2022 Business Awards Breakfast. This award honors a business that has implemented programs in the workplace to create and promote diversity. Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County annually serves more than 10,000 youth at 17 sites throughout the county providing members ages six to eighteen a safe, educational and fun place to be during non-school hours. The awards ceremony took place on May 26th, 2022, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla.

“Valuing the diversity of the children we serve and our staff goes beyond understanding the differences in our culture, gender, age or race. We also consider generational experiences. In the face of these inhumane acts of violence, it is easy to feel helpless, but I can promise you that the Boys & Girls Clubs will continue to do what we do best – show up for our youth with resources, care and an unwavering commitment to their safety and wellbeing so that they can have a great future,” said President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Jaene Miranda.

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Sarah Alsofrom GL Homes; Jaene Miranda Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

This award by definition represents the Clubs commitment to acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing and celebrating differences among people with respect to age, class, ethnicity, gender, physical and mental ability, race sexual orientation spiritual practice and public assistance status. Over the last 50 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County has grown from one Club in West Palm Beach to 17 Clubs throughout the County. Today, 95% of our Club children are minorities and 84% of our staff are minorities.

“I would like to thank the Chamber of the Palm Beaches for the award and GL Homes’ Sara Alsofrom for nominating Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County. Without support from the community, our Clubs would be unable to impact as many lives as we do,” said Miranda.