Boys & Girls Club of Pulaski Receives Major Makeover on MLK Holiday
Senior executive team from National Boys & Girls Clubs and Local Volunteers provides “upgrades and improvements” to Boys & Girls Club of Pulaski
January 16, 2018 – Columbia, Tenn.: Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) President and CEO Jim Clark and his executive leadership team, along with Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County, joined volunteers from the local community in a National Day of Service project to provide a beautiful facilities update for Boys & Girls Club of Pulaski, earlier this week on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. This team “rolled up their sleeves” during a one-day service project to improve the facilities of this club.
Annually, one Club is selected nationwide for this special opportunity. After being closed since May, the Pulaski site just reopened in December of 2017 – after some much-needed renovations – under the management of Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County, which serves more than 1,200 youth per year. Even though the site is fully operable, the BGCA executive team, along with the BGC Maury staff and local volunteers from Pulaski, worked to enhance the Club to create a state-of-the-art facility for Pulaski youth. They performed various tasks including updating the computer center, assembling new furniture, and putting the finishing touches on the site in order to better serve Club youth during out-of-school time and the summer.
“We are extremely pleased and grateful that BGCA leadership, as well as the volunteers, have chosen our site on this holiday to spend helping one of our Clubs be at its best for local youth, who are our number one priority,” said Robyn Boshers Peery, Chief Executive Officer of BGC Maury. “Improving and making our space for our members comfortable, empowering, and educationally engaging will enable us to continue our mission of enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
To learn more about how you can help support Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County and its mission to help kids achieve great futures, please go to www.bgcmaury.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County
Since founding in 1999, Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County has been at the forefront of youth development, working with those young people who need the Club most to provide what they need. Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County is dedicated to making Maury County a better place to live and work by ensuring that all children that walk through their doors graduate from high school ready for college or employment and reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. As a result, 100% of Club seniors have graduated high school on time since 1999!
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (bgca.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.