Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee inspires and empowers local youth to realize their full potential. Now thanks to a gift from the Herzing Educational Foundation, Club members have an additional source of empowerment as they pursue their education and career goals.
The Herzing Educational Foundation is making a $40,000 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. Of this gift, half of the amount will provide members with scholarships to attend Herzing University or other accredited career orientated program and the remaining half will aid Boys & Girls Club programs. To announce the gift, a check presentation will take place Thursday, December 22 at 3:30 p.m., at the Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club. The Club is located at 4834 N. 35th St.
“I am delighted to help support the youth developmental mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs, particularly since I had benefitted from its programs as a youngster, myself. Its work is immensely important to the youth of our community and therefore critical to the future of the community itself,” says Henry G. Herzing, chancellor and co- founder of Herzing University as well as the founder of the Herzing Educational Foundation.
At the check presentation, several teens who are participants in the Clubs’ Graduation Plus pre-college programs will share how a college education will prepare them and their peers to become productive, caring, responsible adults. The programs, Upward Bound and Stein Scholars, help young people pursue academic success and increase their chances for a better life through education.
About the Herzing Educational Foundation
The Herzing Educational Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable corporation, which serves as a support organization to Herzing University and the communities in which it has campuses. The Foundation, in promoting and furthering educational goals, receives, holds, invests and administers charitable resources and makes expenditures to or for the benefit of Herzing University students, local charities and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. To learn more about the Herzing Educational Foundation please visit www.herzingeducationalfoundation.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is the oldest and largest youth-serving agency in Milwaukee. It offers high quality after-school and summer programming for children ages 5-18, focusing on those who have major life obstacles, most often poverty. The Clubs operates 40 sites, which include six primary locations, 32 school sites, Camp Whitcomb/Mason in Hartland and an extension site at St. Charles Youth and Family Services in Milwaukee. Membership to the Clubs is only $5 per year, per child, but no one is ever turned away based on inability to pay. For all the latest Club news visit www.boysgirlsclubs.org , www.facebook.com/bgcmilwaukee or Twitter @bgcmilwaukee.