ELIZABETH – More than 100 people came out on a cold and wet day to support The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Elizabeth Club at Applebee’s Jersey Gardens Mall on Sunday, Dec. 15. Members of the Elizabeth Keystone Club sold tickets and hosted a breakfast to raise funds to attend the National Keystone Conference in April 2014 to be held in Anaheim, Calif.
“This was a fantastic event,” said Angel Cartagena, Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Board Vice President. “The kids did a great job serving guests, and taking orders.”
The 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.
“I would like to thank Applebee’s for investing in the future of our teens,” said Russell Triolo, chief executive officer. “With their help, our members 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.
(Photos courtesy of Boys & Girls Clubs Of Union County)
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