Bank of America Student Leaders
(June 15, 2016) We are so grateful for the continued support of Bank of America! We're thrilled to partner with them for the third year of the #StudentLeaders program. This summer 5 exceptional young people will spend the summer working at the Club, learning about non-profit agency operations, and getting to know our Club Members and our mission! Later on in the summer, our Student Leaders will spend a week in Washington D.C with other Student Leaders from around the country, gaining leadership skills and learning about public policy and how to make an impact in their communities. Yesterday was the first day on the job for our Student Leaders. Today we are working on a big project- cleaning out and organizing a storage area for our Resource Development Department.
Buffalo Wild Wings Invests in Great Futures
(May 18, 2016) Thanks to diners at Buffalo Wild Wings in Folsom, Natomas, and Citrus Heights, The Club received a donation of $3,360 from the recent "Community Day" that Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurants across the country hosted on Apirl 13th! Donations will benefit our Sports, Fitness, and Recreation programs! Our friends at Buffalo Wild Wings believe every child should have the chance to experience team sports and learn the life lessons and skills that will help them thrive and compete in life. Buffalo Wild Wings is committed to helping all kids have the chance to play on a team. Thank you Buffalo Wild Wings!
Taco Bell Foundation Grants Invests $51,703 in our Club Teens
(May 18, 2016) The Taco Bell Foundation (TBF) has once again invested in our Club through their Graduate for Más grant of $51,703. Funds from this grant will help our Club provide tools and resources to our teens while tracking their progress towards graduation and life goals. With a 20% high school drop-out rate amongst teens, we have taken on the challenge to ensure more graduates and improve the future outlook for our Sacramento region. With partners like TBF, we are making Great Futures start here.
Thank You US Bank
We’d like to thank our community partner, US Bank, for awarding us a $10,000 grant to help close the achievement gap through eradicating summer learning loss for 508 Sacramento youth!
The organization offered innovative summer programming at four sites located throughout the Greater Sacramento area. The camps provided Academic Enrichment with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programming and Literacy for members (ages 5-12) as well as college preparation programming, career training and work experience specialized for teens. Young people were also fed free, healthy meals and given access to fun fitness opportunities in a safe and fun environment. Thank you US Bank for investing in our youth and future!
Second Year of Grant Funding from Toyota and Boys & Girls Clubs
We are pleased to announce a second year of grant funding to our organization through a partnership with Toyota Financial Services and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. We are pleased to announce a second year of grant funding to our organization through a partnership with Toyota Financial Services and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. These awards total nearly $32,000 of funds directly invested in Sacramento teens, helping further their educations through supporting enriching field trips and partnerships with Toyota volunteers. Thank you Toyota for supporting our community and future!
THANK YOU ANTHEM BLUE CROSS FOR OUR GAME ROOMS
On Friday, September 11, we celebrated our partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and their direct investment in the well-being of Sacramento’s youth. They selected our Club to be the recipient of their grant which allowed us to renovate our main game room and create a new game room for teens. Steve Melody, President of Anthem Blue Cross Medicaid Health Plan, was on-hand to talk and play with the Club Kids while cutting the ribbon.
"The energy and enthusiasm that the kids had about their newly renovated club space was priceless!" remembers our Club's Board Chair, Kimberly Key. "It was equally exciting to see the President of Anthem Blue Cross in awe of the Club and the work that we do for Sacramento's youth. I think we will be seeing quite a bit of Mr. Melody in the future; as he shared that hanging out in the game room, on a Friday afternoon, could become a new favorite thing to do on his way home from work. A big thank you to Anthem for supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento!"
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento has a 19-year proven record of serving youth with high-impact programs and delivering measureable outcomes. We believe that young people can reach their full potential when they have access to opportunities and are in a safe environment that promotes respect, creativity, education, and fun. These game rooms fit perfectly with our beliefs.
It is with partners like Anthem and their investment in our Club that we are able to create a healthy environment for our youth today and place them on a successful path for their future. Together, we make great futures happen here!
Taco Bell's Graduate for Mas Celebration at the Club
On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Raley Teen Center of Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento and our local Taco Bell franchises hosted it's second annual Graduate for Mas celebration. There were 80 members in attendance.
The event began with a lively opening of a live mix from a DJ. He got the rally going and the atmosphere was set! We introduced our local Taco Bell franchise owners David Smith and Mike Scarr who had words of encouragement for our teens who have graduated, aspire to graduate, and to those who haven't considered it. Next, the club members and Taco Bell staff went head to head in friendly competitions. Everyone cheered for the competitors until there was a victor, but through it all, everyone was a good sport. Through the contributions from Taco Bell, we were able to raffle off a Samsung Galaxy tablet to aid in furthering our member's education. Next, we congratulated all of our graduates and said goodbye to those who have graduated from High School and will no longer be with us. It was a loving and emotional moment for both the BGC Staff and their fellow members. Finally, Taco Bell passed out Taco Bell beach balls and Frisbees to everyone in attendance and everyone dined on Fiery, Cool Ranch, and Nacho Cheese Dorito tacos that fueled them up for the awesome, fun-filled dance that night which was also sponsored by Taco Bell!
The members and staff of Raley Teen Center would like to thank Taco Bell and their amazing staff for their contributions and their “can do attitude” that helped motivate our members towards a higher education.
Kaiser Doles Out $1.5 million to 54 Nonprofits
More than 50 Sacramento-area nonprofits got a boost from Kaiser Permanente, which announced Tuesday nearly $1.5 million in grants to organizations that promote community health and wellness.
The grants are intended to increase access to medical care, improve mental health services, reduce violence, and promote healthy eating and lifestyles. Grants were awarded to 54 organizations, including WellSpace Health, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento and KidsFirst, a counseling center serving child abuse victims. Read more here.
Thank You to CarMax Cares!
Thank you to CarMax for their $10,000 donation to support our Keystone Teen Leadership Program at Raley’s. With the support of Carmax we will be hosting Boys & Girls Clubs from across Northern California for a Keystone Conference at the Raley Teen Center at the end of May.
Thank you to Sherwin Williams!
Thank you to Sherwin-Williams for donating paint and their volunteer time to spruce up some of the spaces in need of TLC at our Teichert Branch. Volunteers spent 3 days working hard to beautify the Club, and it looks so much brighter now. The kids love the bright new colors!
Earn Rewards and Inspire Change
Join us as we take part in Macy’s Thanks For Sharing, the best give-back event for Macy’s Cardholders. You’ll have the opportunity to benefit great causes like ours and get 10% Rewards on most Macy’s credit card purchases* through December 31, 2015.
You can enroll with a $25 fee charged to your Macy’s Card. Macy’s will make a $10 donation for each enrollment, up to a total of $15 million, with the first $3 million raised benefiting the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement. The balance, up to an additional $12 million, will be donated to Make-A-Wish®, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, The RESPECT! Campaign™, an initiative of Futures without Violence™ as well as local charities like ours.
As a valued supporter, you can help continue the success of Thanks For Sharing, now in its tenth year of making magic at Macy’s.
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Open the Door to Great Futures with Ross Stores!
All Ross Stores will be encouraging shoppers to donate to their local Boys & Girls Clubs in support of Power Hour, our nationally recognized homework time.
"Ross is committed to supporting the youth in the communities we serve", said Gary Cribb, executive vice president, Stores and Loss Prevention for Ross Stores, Inc. "In the month of February, we invite our customers to join us in donating to the Power Hour program to help youth develop the study skills they need to excel in their education and beyond."
Local Taco Bell Franchisees Sponsor
Thanks to a generous $25,000 donation from Sacramento’s local Taco Bell franchisees, our Raley Teen Center will be able to continue and grow the “Graduate for Mas” program during the 2014-2015 school year! Sponsored by Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, Graduate for Más provides the tools, support and community that motivates high school students to stay on track and diploma bound. America’s teens will be challenged to make a personal pledge to graduate high school and join a digital community of pledges. We are so grateful to Taco Bell for the support of our teens and helping us set them on a pathway to a Great Future.
Thank you to AT&T!
Our Aspire Mentorship Grant from AT&T challenged both organizations to find creative ways for our members to engage in enrichment activities with local professionals from AT&T. Over the course of six months, our members interacted with AT&T staff on five different occasions-- from learning about the power of persuasive speech to receiving support on their homework during Power Hour.
Teens from our Raley Summer Camp had an opportunity to learn about the dangers of texting while driving-- complete with a driving simulator that will pair with the student's smart phone! AT&T staff also joined us for our PG&E Summer Jobs Group Interview Day and had the opportunity to help us select our final intern cohort! They eagerly shared their experiences in college and beyond as well as well answered questions from the interns about work expectations and more!
Thank you so much to our corporate partners for their generous contributions!
Thank you Wells Fargo for $25,000 grant to Support Boys & girls Clubs SummerSation Camp. Your contribution directly services youth in the Greater Sacramento Area to receive an exciting full day educational experience for 8 weeks. Our youth, families and the CLUB truly appreciates and values your commitment not only to them but the community.
Thank you Kaiser Permanente for supporting The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento and our Leaders in Training(L.I.T) Program with a generous $25,000 donation. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento have been positively impacting the lives of thousands of Sacramento youth since 1996. With your investment, 50 at-risk teens will now be able to participate in an innovative youth development program, where young people undergo career and college training, conduct CLUB service projects and participate in community collaborative events and projects. We truly appreciate you your continuous effort to support Sacramento’s future leaders!
Thanks to Coca-Cola and Subway for sponsoring our Triple Play Day at the Teichert Clubhouse! Members got the opportunity to build Subway sandwiches, learn how to make healthy banana splits and play fun relay games to discover the benefits of eating healthy foods and staying active!
Thank you Bank of America for the $20,000 grant to support our #SummerOfGreatFutures at our Raley Teen Center! Your valued commitment to the youth of Sacramento means that we will have the means to provide the very best services possible! Thanks to you, our teens will have the chance to tour college campuses, learn about career opportunities and recognize thier potential as SUCCESSFUL citizens!
Thank you to COMCAST for your $15,000 donation which will help up promote the Internet Essentials Program to our local community! Internet Essentials will provide families with fast, home internet service for just $9.95 a month, with options to buy a desktop computer for only $149.99. Internet Essentials also offers families the opportunity to participate in an internet training program! Now, local families can give thier children the opportunity to access technology from home!