STARBUCKS RENEWS SUPPORT FOR TEEN PROGRAMS
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio Selected to Receive
Starbucks Foundation Opportunity for Youth Grant
Funding will support Keystone Program, a character and leadership development for teens
San Antonio, TX – July 22, 2015 – Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio was selected as a Starbucks Foundation Opportunity for Youth Grant recipient toward its Keystone Program, which helps promote character and leadership among Club teens to provide impact in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service.
“Starbuck’s support of our Keystone Program will provide incredible opportunities for our teen members to develop as leaders within their club,” says Angie Mock, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio CEO. “Thanks to Starbucks, our teens will be able to organize community service projects throughout the year including a Thanksgiving Dinner for our members and families.”
Nearly 6 million young people around the United States are neither in school nor employed and continue to face barriers to meaningful educational and job opportunities. These young men and women represent a huge, untapped opportunity for an infusion of productivity and creativity in the workforce. At the same time there are also challenges for employers to find qualified candidates.
The Starbucks Foundation believes in providing these young men and women with pathways to opportunity by investing in programs that equip them with the skills required for the changing global economy. The foundation is focusing on a comprehensive approach and collaborating with nonprofit organizations on proven, as well as innovative, solutions to help young people get the skills and training they need to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy.
Since 2008, Starbucks has awarded more than $8 million to a multitude of non-profit organizations that have engaged more than 120,000 young people in community activities. Additional details about Starbucks community initiatives are available at Starbucks.com/Responsibility/Community.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
Established in 1939, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio has been helping young people to feel inspired and enabled to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio serves more than 9,200 members annually at seven branch locations and 41 on-site school locations. The Clubs provide after school and summer programs that develop and enhance academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles in youth ages six-to-18 years old, paying particular attention to those who need these programs most. For more information, visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio website at: www.BeGreatSA.org.
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