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12 Days of Impact- Day 12: Today is the Day!!!!!

#GivingTuesday is a global day for giving that was founded in 2012 by New York’s 92nd Street Y, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. The goal of #GivingTuesday is to create a global day of giving back that celebrates generosity and kindness. In the same way that Black Friday and Cyber Monday kickoff the [...]

12 Days of Impact- Day 11: Serve and be Served

Youth and teens in our Clubs provided more than 2,000 hours of service to the community through programs and youth-led special projects last year. Good Character & Citizenship is an area of priority programming in the Clubs that help youth connect with their peers and undertake projects important to their Club and Community.   The [...]

12 Days of Impact- Day 10: Express Yourself

 The Boys & Girls Club serving Wake County is one of thousands of Clubs across the country that join in a search to identify talented young artists each year. Locally, the fine arts competition started with over 200 young artists creating more than 400 works of art from the 7 area Club locations.  Winning artwork [...]

12 Days of Impact- Day 9: Rides to a Great Future

Boys & Girls Clubs announced back in August the launch of the Great Futures Transportation Initiative transporting over 350 of its members from school to its Clubs in Zebulon, Wake Forest and three on Raleigh Blvd.  In the coming weeks, the organization will ramp up efforts to eventually bus some 600 members. In May of [...]

12 Days of Impact- Day 8: It All Comes Together

Lesha W, 14 years old, 6 year member of the Raleigh Girls Club.  Lesha was doing terrible in school and excelling on the athletic field. She is a good kid. We started a program at RGC called Junior Staff and she wanted to be involved, but Junior staff had certain criteria that they had to [...]

12 Days of Impact- Day 7: Thank You Video

Thanksgiving is all about family. Thanks for being part of ours. Check out the short video below to hear it from our Club members! Thank You Video       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 [...]

12 Days of Impact- Day 6: Member Spotlight

Meet Stephen Kalokoh. Stephen is one of our amazing Club members whose     dedication and hard work is inspiring to everyone around him. Stephen became a Boys & Girls Clubs member in August 2011 at our Raleigh Boys Club and has remained an active member ever since. In both menial tasks and positions of [...]

12 Days of Impact- Day 5: Club Alumni Levelle Moton Story

LeVelle Moton, Head Coach, Men’s Basketball at North Carolina Central University “To be completely honest with you, The Boys and Girls Club is the reason that I am alive today. I come from a housing project that only produced six college attendees over a span of 35 years, and those six had one thing in [...]

12 Days of Impact- Day 4: Making the Grade

  Three siblings who are members of one of our area Clubs have had to overcome a lifetime of obstacles that many of us could not imagine facing during grade school.  Their mother passed away when they were in elementary school. Their father, was recently arrested and charged with first-degree sex offense with a child, [...]

12 Days of Impact- Day 3:I want to Play

  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 [...]