Back 2 School is Better than Ever!
After a year like no other, youth and parents have never been more ready to get Back to School! Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is ready to support youth after school with homework assistance and academic enrichment, new opportunities and experiences, positive mentorship, a sense of belonging, and so much more!
The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated rates of anxiety and depression, with nearly 50% of parents reporting new or worsening symptoms in their children. At the Clubs, youth have access to caring adult mentors and
supportive peers, and group activities that are important to their development. At the end of the last school year, teachers across America reported that the pandemic has led to “significant” learning loss for students, particularly among low-income students and students of color. BGCSA has worked to combat these statistics by hosting activities like the Annual Spelling Bee, Summer Brain Gain, and unveiling the new DREAM Park so youth can continue learning and have a safe place to play. Now, we are getting ready for the new year with a Back 2 School campaign that aims to provide kids with a sense of belonging, opportunities to lead and serve, and most of all a chance to discover the potential within themselves. The average cost of school supplies is $488 per child, putting a burden on many struggling families. Students who don’t begin the school year with all the supplies they need can fall behind quickly.
Every dollar invested in the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is a sound investment in providing youth with the opportunity to discover their potential and break the cycle of generational poverty. With your support we can meet our goal of $10,000 to ensure this year is BETTER THAN EVER!