Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Daily Point of Light # 4745 Apr 16, 2012

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) is a network of some 4,000 community-based sites serving four million young people each year. The organization was an activation partner for the 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, engaging nearly 5,000 youth volunteers who organized a variety of projects in their local communities. This included cards to military service members, book drives, fundraisers for homeless shelters, neighborhood revitalization efforts and assemblies that educated youth and families about Dr. King’s legacy and his belief that everyone can serve. In all, Boys & Girls Club members provided more than 24,000 hours of service during MLK Day. In recognition of its importance, BGCA has also included leadership and civic engagement as one of the organization’s three areas of focus in its long-term strategic plan.