Boys Clubs Updates

 Cleveland’s Race For Kids & Wellness

Brook Park-based Bridgestone Credit Division/Credit First National Association has made a $15,000 donation to sponsor Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland’s Race for Kids and Wellness Festival, June 25 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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Boys & Girl’s Club of Pueblo County Join in with Bessemer Academy on new Joint After School Program.

An innovative partnership between Boys and Girls Clubs of Pueblo County and Bessemer Academy will see the school become a pilot site for an after-school program in the fall.

In essence, the Boys and Girls Clubs will be opening a “clubhouse” within the school in lieu of the more expensive and resource-demanding task of building a new facility.

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Cherokee Nation donates $195,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. —The Cherokee Nation donated $195,000 Thursday to eight area Boys & Girls Clubs in northeastern Oklahoma. The organizations serve many Cherokee and Native American students in their summer and after-school programs. The Cherokee Nation gave checks to clubs in Adair, Sequoyah, Cherokee, Mayes, Nowata, Rogers, Delaware and Washington counties. Currently, the programs serve more than 10,000 students. “We remain a proud and consistent financial supporter of the mentoring work done by the Boys & Girls Clubs,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker.

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Teachers donate school supplies to Boys & Girls Clubs

Lauren Odom of the Newnan/Coweta Boys and Girls Clubs displays school supplies on the club’s wish list donated by Mu Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma members.

Lauren Odom of the Newnan/Coweta Boys and Girls Clubs displays school supplies on the club’s wish list donated by Mu Chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma members.

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Film Captures Hope, Peace in Drawings by Hiroshima Children

The legacy of the atomic bomb blast that devastated Hiroshima, Japan, 71 years ago, can be seen in the city’s Peace Memorial Park and in a documentary about a group of children who survived the attack.

The story begins at All Souls Church, Unitarian in Washington, two years after the war.   As part of their postwar humanitarian efforts, congregants sent badly needed school supplies to students in Hiroshima. Although their concrete school building had survived, the wooden interior, and everything in it, was destroyed. These students survived the bomb blast because they had been evacuated from the city.

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