Try squeezing Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Michael Rosenberg, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, Gen. Wes Clark, Misty Copeland, John Paul DeJoria, Ashanti, Cuba Gooding Jr., Magic Johnson, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Mario Lopez, Ne-Yo, Lucille O’Neal, Shaquille O’Neal, Edward James Olmos, Smokey Robinson, Martin Sheen, Courtney B. Vance, Kerry Washington and Shaun White into one promo shot. Seems impossible with all that star power, no?
Well, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) did just that for their “Great Futures Start Here” campaign, highlighting some of our favorite and most successful stars who have walked through their doors as boys and girls. BGCA offers community programs for youth that “promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.”
You, too, can join these famous boys and girls in making a difference. BGCA estimates that 3 in 10 young people in 2010’s graduating class didn’t make the grade. Find ways to take action to change this statistic below:
Whether you volunteer, mentor, tutor, donate or educate others about the dropout issue, collectively it makes a difference.
Learn more about the education crisis and how you can join BGCA in making an impact.