Date: March 20, 2011 – March 26, 2011
What is National Boys & Girls Clubs Week?
Every year, Boys & Girls Clubs dedicates a week in the year to celebrate our rich history of youth development in communities around the nation - National Boys & Girls Clubs Week. This year’s National Boys & Girls Clubs Week is March 20-26, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta will be celebrating with the thousands of youth we serve every day.
Help Us Paint the Town Blue!
We ask you join us and help us paint the town blue! It’s the perfect time to discover the Club’s role in the community and take part in a collective effort to help children in our communities. During this week, BGCMA will communicate with metro Atlanta how we all play a part in creating the future of Atlanta and the critical need to support youth in our communities. Will you create a GREAT future?
What You Can Do:
Donate to Children Who Need You Most
Individuals Give to Annual ‘For the Future’ Campaign! Donate to BGCMA’s annual individual giving campaign, “For the Future,” which kicks off Boys & Girls Clubs Week. March 20 – June 20, BGCMA is focusing on raising funds from generous individuals in metro Atlanta who support youth in their communities.
Companies Make Your Contribution! This is the perfect time to pledge your support for BGCMA, make your annual contribution, sign up to sponsor one of our events or partner with BGCMA.
What's Going on Near You!
Setting a World Record
On Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 PM- Clubs around the nation will attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for Most People Jumping Jacks (or Star Jumping) Simultaneously – Multiple Venues! Kids, staff and supporters will line up on Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. to do jumping jacks (also known as star jumps) for two consecutive minutes.
Every Club is hosting a variety of activities this week to celebrate with their members, parents, supporters and communities.
Various companies are hosting Jeans Days, where their employees are donating $5-10 to dress down and support BGCMA during the week!
- BGCMA teen girls will participate in the Annual Girl Power Summit - a leadership program for young women.
- Dekalb County supporters are hosting their annual Wine Tasting to kick off the week support the Clubs!
- Fulton County supporters are taking a bus tour around all Fulton Clubs to see their impact in action!
And so much more!
Since December 2008, when the Carroll County Boys & Girls Club opened, the University of West Georgia has worked with the organization to better the surrounding community. Students, Faculty and Staff volunteer and partner in programs with the Boys &Girls Club to reach the youth of Carroll county. UWG supports the efforts of the Boys & Girls Club, and encourage your participation in the week festivities.