The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta recently gifted Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club a $5,000 grant to be used for its BE GREAT Graduate program.
Karen Robertson, MMBGC Senior Executive Club Director, said the funding will help us ensure all of our Club members are on track to gradate with the BE GREAT program.
“Essentially, this program will allow us to put supports in place to increase club members' path towards on-time graduation,” she shared. “In partnership with the school staff, we will identify Club members who are showing signs of disengaging from school - such as poor attendance, behavioral issues and low grades. We will then pair each youth with a caring adult who can mentor them and build a plan to support them in successfully reaching graduation.”
Robertson said the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been a wonderful partner for the last five years “with connections to the foundation that has strengthened our operations as a non-profit.”
“It has given us access to tools that help us take an intentional look at our board development, funding bases and even the depth of our outreach,” she said. “Madison-Morgan County Boys & Girls Club is able to remain a front-runner as not only a positive youth development organization, but also as a thriving and growing non-profit, which is due in part to the support we have received from CFGA over the years.”
Bob Mackey, Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia CEO & President, shared the excitement of MMBGC receiving this gift.
“Over the years we’ve received over $30,000 from the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta,” Mackey shared. “Gordon B. Hinckley stated it best at the awards ceremony, ‘some of our finest works comes through service to others.’ The support the foundation shows is beyond strategic. Our youth need us!”
To learn more about Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcncg.comor call 706-342-1117.