Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas CEO and Youth of the Year visited Washington, D.C. to participate in the National Day of Advocacy
On March 15, 2016 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas (BGCD), Chief Executive Officer, Charles English, and BGCD’s 2015 Youth of the Year, Cecilia Garza, attended Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Day of Advocacy in Washington, D.C. Leaders of Boys & Girls Club organizations from around the country gathered in our nation’s capital to meet with members of Congress to champion the needs of local youth.
“During the National Day of Advocacy, our aim is to educate leadership on Capitol Hill about the work being done in our local communities and how federal policies and investments directly influence America’s youth,” said Mr. English, BGCD President and CEO, “This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate both the local impact of our Clubs and our combined footprint as a national youth advocacy organization.”
This collective movement serves as an opportunity for Boys & Girls Clubs to build awareness and garner support in their mission to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The primary policies and programs addressed included Youth Mentoring, USDA Meal Programs and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.
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For 50 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas mission has been to enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Programming in three core areas meets the diverse needs and interests of their 6,000 Club members. These core areas include: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. For more information, please visit www.bgcdallas.org. Follow Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas on Twitter @bgcdallas, Instagram @bgcdallas, and Facebook at @bgcdallas.