During the UTSA vs. Baylor football game Saturday, September 9, 2017, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco was presented as a Charity Champion by TFNB Your Bank for Life.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco serves 6-18-year-old students at its two branches. The Clubs give the students an alternative to life on the streets, crime and drugs and alcohol with after school programs. Eighty percent of the students come from single-parent households. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco fills the gap with activities and tutoring until the parents pick them up after work.
The Clubs provide a van route in order to facilitate transporting students from 18 different area schools to the Clubs throughout the school year. The nonprofit is in need of two new or gently used vans to replace the two that have fallen into disrepair. Executive director James Jarmon estimates the cost to be about $50,000 for two vans.
“It’s a great privilege being named a Charity Champion,” said Jarmon. “It just shows how Waco embraces the Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco and how important we are to the community.”
Ashley Karger nominated The Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco in March. In her submission she wrote:
The club provides a safe and fun haven for at risk youth after school and during the summer. They are at risk of closing due to lack of funding for much needed items.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco is the 20th nonprofit organization to be named by the TFNB staff. In addition to publicity at a Baylor football, each nonprofit is presented at a Baylor basketball game. They also receive marketing exposure through TFNB digital marketing, radio and print advertising, and Baylor Athletics’ social media. The winners are given a series of half-day training sessions by 360 Solutions, which helps organizations devise intelligent plans to meet strategic goals. Topics presented during workshops include personal leadership, team leadership, emotional intelligence, and the trust factor.
About The Boys & Girls Clubs of Waco
The mission of the nonprofit is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club was established in 1909, and it is the oldest Club in the state of Texas. Visit the website to learn more.