Newport, Kentucky – December 20, 2013 – State Representative Dennis Keene and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati (BGCGC) President Brent Seelmeyer were joined today by representatives from AT&T to announce that Buenger Boys & Girls Club will receive a contribution of $2,000 to support it’s Graduate program.
“Investing in the education of our students is one of the best ways we can build stronger communities in Northern Kentucky,” said Keene. “The work that is being done by the Boys & Girls Clubs to help our young people get the assistance they need to succeed in high school and beyond will play a critical role in ensuring their future personal and professional success.”
The Graduate program provides at-risk youth with a safe, healthy learning program that extends, enriches and remediates their identified academic needs in order to achieve high school graduation and prepare for a 21st century career. The program gives underprivileged children access to tutoring, mentors, literacy and math support along with computer-based instruction for a multi-pronged, multimedia approach to make a significant impact on the academic achievement of students.
“Education is the great equalizer and is key to the future of the students we serve,” said Seelmeyer. “Thanks to the support of Rep. Keene and our partnership with leaders in the business community, we are better able to build a culture within our community that emphasizes education.”
Every BGCGC student receives at least 45 minutes of academic support each day. The comprehensive curriculum in the Graduate program is above and beyond any traditional academic programming the BGCGC has previously offered.
“AT&T is committed to the communities we serve,” said Matt Osborne, AT&T regional director. “We appreciate the emphasis that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati have placed on developing young men and women to become the future leaders of our world. We’re proud to be a partner in this effort.”
The Buenger Boys & Girls Club is receiving this contribution though the AT&T Aspire program. With more than 1 million students impacted since its launch in 2008, the AT&T Aspire program is one of the largest corporate commitments focused on helping more students graduate from high school ready for college and careers. Last year, AT&T announced an additional quarter-billion-dollar expansion to the program, bringing the total commitment to $350 million.