[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint is a safe place to learn, grow and have fun. Their programs are designed to benefit children socially, physically, economically, and educationally.
This past summer funding provided by The Hagerman Foundation provided the Boys & Girls Club an opportunity to expand their program to another location and re-establish their early bird drop-off program. During the summer months, the Boys and Girls Club serves up to 500 children a day in Genesee county.[/vc_column_text][vc_media_grid grid_id=”vc_gid:1502213288146-05e06f98-26d1-0″ include=”2551,2545,2550″][vc_column_text]“Our goal is to take the young people who walk through our doors, even those who come from terrible circumstances, and turn those children into the next generation of entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and consumers in our community,” said Tauzzari Robinson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Flint.
For six weeks, the Boys & Girls Club paired with Flint Central Church of Nazarene to provide summer programming at their state-of-the-art Peak facility. Within three weeks, they increased their attendance from eight children to 58 children. Many of the young people at this facility were new members who did not have access to the Boys & Girls Club programming through the Averill Avenue Club.
“Being able to see the collaboration in person between The Peak and the Boys & Girls Club was impactful,” said Becky Foerster, executive director of The Hagerman Foundation. “This union of organizations allowed for 50 more children in the Flint area to land safely this summer. What an honor!”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]