PRESS RELEASE: BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF MUNCIE CELEBRATES NATIONAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS WEEK

By March 23, 2016 September 30th, 2017 from the Desk of the Director, Press Releases

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF MUNCIE CELEBRATES NATIONAL BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS WEEK

National Celebration Empowers Americas’ Kids and Teens with Youth Bill of Rights

Muncie, IN, March 22, 2016 – To help celebrate National Boys & Girls Clubs Week, the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie invites the community to join more than 4,100 Clubs across the nation in its effort to empower America’s youth by supporting the ‘Youth Bill of Rights ’ on www.change.org.  The effort calls attention to importance of providing children and teens with a place and platform where they are encouraged to express their concerns and engage in community initiatives. Along with the Bill of Rights, Boys & Girls Club of Muncie will host community events and activities that highlight the many ways that the Club is empowering the next generation of leaders in Muncie and Delaware County.

The Youth Bill of Rights, written by Club members, is a shining example of how youth are empowered and supported at Boys & Girls Clubs. Young voices have the power to create social and community change and in this election year Club teens are advocating for their rights and voices to be heard.

“Boys & Girls Club of Muncie is dedicated to making a positive influence on children and teen in the Muncie community. We are proud of the work that our Club and partners are doing to make this community great,” said Micah Maxwell, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. “During this celebration we hope that the community is motivated by the things going on at the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie and are inspired to support our efforts.”

With the theme ‘Celebrate Red, White and Boys & Girls Club BLUE,’ National Boys & Girls Clubs Week, celebrated locally from March 28 – April 1, 2016 will feature the many ways Boys & Girls Club of Muncie is opening the door to great futures for children and teens in Muncie and Delaware County.

The community is also invited to an open house on Thursday, March 31st from 4:30 – 6:30 pm with refreshments and a short program at 5:15 pm.

For a full schedule of activities, visit www.bgcmuncie.org/bgcweek

About Boys & Girls Club of Muncie The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie was founded in 1933. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential, as productive, caring and responsible citizens. We provide a safe place to learn and grow; ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals; life-enhancing programs and character development experiences; and hope and opportunity. You can learn more at www.bgcmuncie.org. For more information, please contact the Boys & Girls Club at frontdesk@bgcmuncie.org or (765) 282-4461.

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