Making a difference for our children, our community, our future.
You are an important part of making our work possible and it is a privilege to partner with you to make a difference for our youth and our community. We invite your full participation as an investor, an advocate, an advisor, and a friend.
Your gift of $1,000 or more will directly underwrite a critical funding need of your choosing. Our Fund-A-Future options highlight the most important initiatives in need of funding at the Clubs.
Select your Investment Fund:
Academic Success: The First Step to Great Futures –
The Clubs provide children with the academic support and resources they need to strengthen their math, literacy, and critical thinking skills, ensuring they maintain on-grade progression, graduate from high school, and are ready for a post-secondary education or career path. Your gift will fund our signature academic programs – Power Hour and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Exploration:
• Power Hour: Provides an hour of daily homework assistance with trained staff and tutors and proven intervention programs (Dreambox and Read Live) for students testing below grade level in math and reading.
• STEAM Exploration: Centered on building the skills to analyze data, think critically and solve problems, our members explore their interests through real-world experiences and hands-on projects, such as 3-D printing, building solar kits, and learning computer coding.
GOAL: 100% of members will stay on track in school and successfully progress to the next grade level. Intervention programs in reading and math will help 200 students improve their skills.
Healthy Lifestyles: Physical, Social and Emotional Wellness –
A child’s success includes their physical, emotional and social well-being. We teach healthy nutritional habits, host gardening and cooking classes, offer a wide variety of daily fitness activities, provide professional counseling services, and develop positive social skills and relationships. We serve over 100,000 nutritious free meals annually using fresh, local produce – some grown and harvested in our Club gardens! Quarterly sports leagues and free sports camps are open to all abilities, focusing on skill building, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
GOAL: 100% of members will participate in weekly fitness or sports activities, have positive social relationships with peers, avoid risky behaviors, and receive nutritious meals at the Clubs.
Difference Makers: The “Magic” Behind the Club Experience –
You can ensure that children and teens are surrounded by “Difference Makers” – our team of professional, caring, responsible adults who are committed to providing a Safe, Fun, Positive Environment; Supportive Relationships; Recognition, Opportunities and Expectations. Our talented and trained youth development staff establish trusting relationships, offer meaningful guidance and make a positive impact in the lives of youth. Your investment in our Difference Makers provides children with mentors, resources, and services to help them succeed.
GOAL: Our staff of over 50 professionals will receive ongoing youth development training, tools and resources to deliver the best Club experience possible.