The 12 Days of Impact (Nov. 20-Dec. 1) features Club stories to get everyone inspired for #GivingTuesday on December 1st, 2015. #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving reminding us that the spirit of the holiday is about community and not just consumerism. Click here to learn more/ play a critical role in shaping the lives of our community’s young people this holiday season!
Robert Green is a B&GC alumni who landed a spot of Taylor Swifts World Tour! Read his words below about how the Club helped him never to give up on his dreams.
“Never did I believe that I would ever get the opportunity to express myself through the Arts. Growing up in a single-parent home was stressful and challenging for my mother, but she encouraged my sister and me to attend the Boys & Girls Clubs so that we could be influenced by positive and caring adults. After realizing my passion for the violin at the age of 7, I felt a lot of discouragement while trying to reach my goals. The staff at the Boys & Girls Clubs really had an impact on me. They always believed in my talent and provided me with opportunities that I would not have had outside the Club. For years, I would borrow my teacher’s violin, but one Christmas, the board of directors presented me with my very own violin. It was at that moment that I realized that you should never give up on your dreams and that you should be yourself. The Boys & Girls Clubs has enriched my life so much that all I can do is mile when I reminisce on the times that I experienced at the Club. I am thankful for the lessons I learned and for the moral support I received.”