The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County (BGCLC) has received a $30,000 grant from Bank of America, to support its summer enrichment programs. The funding will support the BGCLC’s educational activities such as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and reading to help bridge the summer learning loss, health and wellness programs, and fun field trips, as well as its summer youth employment initiative for high school students.
“We are very grateful to receive this grant for the second year in a row from Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation and for their support to strengthen our community so we may have a lasting impact on our youth,” says Julie Todaro, VP of Resource Development, BGCLC.
Every year, one in five youth have no place to go after school, leaving them unguided, unproductive, and unsafe. Additionally, three in four youth lack access to high-quality summer programs, leaving them at risk for significant summer learning loss. Therefore, high quality after-school and summer programs are critical to the future of our youth today. Through the support of charitable grants like this one, donations, and fundraising efforts, the BGCLC is able to fulfill its mission to enable all young people, especially those who need the most support, reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
For many years, Bank of America has worked with nonprofit partners, local organizations, and leaders across public and private sectors in Southwest Florida to help drive economic mobility for vulnerable populations.
“We recognize young adults are the future of Southwest Florida, which is why we invest in partnerships with nonprofit organizations that promote educational, employment and personal enrichment opportunities for students and underserved youth,” said Gerri Moll, President, Bank of America Southwest Florida. “Bank of America is supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County’s goal to build a strong, diverse talent pipeline of future leaders and create a more empowered community through increased access to scholastic youth services.”