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Inspiring and Enabling Youth to Realize Their Greatness!

bgctcEvery day, at 3:00 p.m. 15 million kids in America leave school with no place to go. They risk being unsupervised, unguided and unsafe. Unfortunately too many kids, especially those most in need, lack the essential ingredients that out-of-school time provides. A lack of safety, mentors, expanded learning opportunities, healthy living, and character building leaves these kids at a steep disadvantage before they can even get started. Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County realizes that it is imperative to redefine the opportunity equation for ALL kids: it takes the knowledge, skills and behaviors kids learn both in school and out-of-school to put our nation on a path to a great future. Applying this equation to every conversation about kids and to every solution for kids is how we help America’s youth graduate, have a plan for the future and become successful, healthy and engaged citizens.

To some, graduating from high school may seem a given or a rite of passage. To others it means so much more. In fact, in Thurston County only 80% of students graduate on time. Here at Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County, we strive to help kids realize the importance of school work and graduation which is why 94% of our members are on-track for on-time high school graduation and 60% expect to complete some form of post-secondary education.bgctc-2016

We are proud to say that Washington State employees support Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County through the Combined Fund Drive. You have provided our youth with many amazing educational opportunities, such as, job shadows at the City of Tumwater, tours of the Legislative building and educational field trips, and overnight stays at post-secondary education institutes. Through the Combined Fund Drive, we are able to open our doors to over 2,800 youth from all walks of life providing high-quality programs, safe and positive adult mentors, and help for our kids grow into productive and caring citizens.

Your support is crucial to the success of over 2,800 youth! With your help, kids receive help with their homework, access to tech programs, and career/college prep programs to equip them with skills they will need to succeed. We are truly grateful for your support!

CFD Charity Code# 0315206

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