We invite you to learn more about the success stories of our participants in the Wake up! Breakfast this December 7th at 7:30am.
Some demographics of BGCPR impact:
89% of the 15,000 youth served are under the poverty level13 Centers across the island serving youth 6-18 years of age, 6 are within public community housing developments working with the most at-risk youth on the island
99% of participants graduate from high school 86% will continue to college
On Wednesday, September 20th, hurricane MarÃa hit Puerto Rico, destroying properties and leaving our communities severely damaged, without water, electricity or communication, as well as thousands of people searching for places to find food, water and shelter.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico runs 13 Club Houses across the island, which are the second home for 15,000 children and youth and 4,000 families per year. Our Club Houses are located in economically challenged communities and 89% of the children and youth we serve live on households with income under the federal poverty level. In 2017, that means $12,060 for an individual or $24,600 for a family of four. Many of our 13 Club Houses suffered substantial damage during the storm. With schools damaged or being used as shelters, children in these communities are left without a safe place to receive much needed educational and support services, adding stress to an already stressful young life.
We need your help to restore hope and return to delivering much needed support services to our youth and families. Join us by partnering in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico IMPACT FUND, through which we commit to re-open one by one each of our Centers to service communities. We will be prepared, when called upon, to expand our hours as it is not known when Public Schools will re-open. We have identified Las Margaritas Club in Metro San Juan as our first Club to bring to full operations and have secured funds to buy a power generator to be able to run this club as a community service center. As funds are secured for repairs, expanded programmatic and community support, our Clubs will be hubs for the community.
For more information you can call BGCPR 787-216-8406 or 787-728-4040x.1251. You can also email us: Fundraising@bgcpr.org