The grant will support BGCA's Great Futures Campaign for America's Kids, which is focused on strategies to ensure academic success across the country and to meet the organization's goal of cutting the high school dropout rate by half over the next five years. To that end, the campaign aims to eliminate summer learning loss, ensure successful transitions to middle and high school, prepare youth for college and career success, and develop the leaders of tomorrow through world-class science, technology, engineering, and math education programming. The grant also will support facility upgrades at BGCA clubs and additional partnerships with public agencies to provide learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs.
"We're continuing our long-standing relationship with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America by investing in programs and outreach efforts that achieve measurable impact on academic success," said New York Life Foundation president Chris Park. "We are pleased to support BGCA's Great Futures Campaign, which assists academically challenged youth along the continuum to success."