ELIZABETH – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Elizabeth Club has partnered with Applebee’s for a fundraiser to benefit Keystone Club members. The event is Sunday, Dec. 15, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Jersey Gardens Mall, 651 Kapkowski Road, Elizabeth. The special meal includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage for $10.
Keystone Club program focuses on a small group of teens, and helps them to work well with others, improve social skills, build leaders of good character, and productive citizens. Members would like to attend the National Keystone Conference and are taking the initiative to raise the funds necessary for travel expenses.
“Our Elizabeth Club members are working hard to raise funds to attend the National Keystone Conference in Anaheim, Calif.,” said Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer. “They are setting a great example for how leaders can set goals and achieve results. Kids come to Boys & Girls Clubs because they are safe, and feel that they belong. Our programming provides life-long skills to members, including water safety, public speaking, organizing community events, and civic engagement.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County impact the lives of over 4,000 youth in Union County each year, by providing the tools for them to be productive citizens and meet their full potential as adults.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls
Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” the Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time Professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.
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