BRADENTON, FL – Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. Andy Minor, Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Corporation Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor, presented the grant to Valerie Bliss, Vice President of Development for Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, on April 21.
The grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will contribute to the Career Launch Program at the Harllee Middle School and Southeast High School Boys & Girls Clubs. This program provides a broad range of tools and activities to guide teens (ages 13 to 18) in exploring a variety of careers, making sound educational decisions and preparing for the world of work.
Bank of America is committed to supporting the health of the communities and local economies that they serve. They do this by developing partnerships with organizations that provide skills and educational opportunities to young people, who are facing unprecedented challenges in obtaining employment and work experience.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County provides hope and opportunity to over 6,000 young people at seven locations (Daughtrey Elementary School, Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary School, Harllee Middle School, Lincoln Memorial Middle School, Southeast High School and the traditional DeSoto and Palmetto Clubs). Open the door and take a tour of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County. For more information or to arrange a tour, call 761-2582 or visit www.bgcmanatee.org.