$5,000 United Way mini-grant awarded to Boys & Girls Club

Published 4:28 pm Monday, January 1, 2018



From Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plains

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain has been selected by United Way as a recipient for the United Way Fall Mini-Grant. This $5,000 grant will help fund the Workforce Readiness Program which includes teaching hard and soft skills to middle and high school students.

“We are very enthusiastic about supporting Boys & Girls Clubs in this excellent project. Anything we can do to help increase graduation rates and prepare students for the workplace will be of great benefit to them individually as well as the community at large,” said Sally Love, executive director of Beaufort County United Way.

Beaufort County United Way and Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain are committed to the long-term health of local communities by preparing today’s youth for the careers of the future. This starts with a safe, productive and fun place for kids and teens to go during non-school hours.

“One of the many challenges that our teens face when planning their future after graduation is a lack of exposure to the opportunities. Our goal at Boys & Girls Club is to provide our teen members with the skills needed to obtain the career of their dreams, while also exposing them to career options that match up with their interests,” said DJ Jones, chief operating officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain programs focus on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles with an overarching goal of building strong children and communities.

Beaufort County United Way works with many non-profit organizations to identify the needs of the community and prioritize how they invest resources to create lasting positive change. The United Way of America is a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and people’s lives.

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. There are 17 Clubs throughout Pitt, Beaufort, Lenoir, Martin, Greene, Carteret and Craven counties serving approximately 1,300 members daily. For more information, visit the clubs online at www.bgccp.com or call 252-355-2345.