BRADENTON, FL – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County was presented with a $14,000 grant from Publix Supermarkets Charities. The grant will help support the Project Learn program at the Boys & Girls Club at Harllee Middle School.
Project Learn reinforces and enhances the skills and knowledge young people learn at school through “high-yield” learning activities at the Club. The program is based on Dr. Reginald Clark’s research, which found that students who participated in fun, but academically beneficial activities during non-school hours dramatically increased their academic performance. Project Learn targets low performing students whose progress in academics is hindered, often by factors unrelated to their academic capacity, such as poverty. Project Learn assists children in completing their homework and prepares them to begin school daily with the capacity to succeed. The program has been describedby parents as a “lifesaver.”
For many years, Publix has supported the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County for their proven programs that teach children the skills they need to succeed in life. Publix Supermarkets Charities’ support demonstrates their commitment to making a difference in the communities they serve, which started in 1930 with George Jenkins, Publix founder.
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.