CEO Newsletter

Dear Friends of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County,

Since 1955 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County has provided a safe, nurturing environment for all young people, especially those that need us most, in Union County. We focus on three essential outcomes for Club members: academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character and leadership development. While they are separate in many ways, they add up to the most essential outcome of all – young people who are ...prepared to enter the adult world as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

By now, we are all too familiar with the staggering high school dropout statistics across our nation. Yes, we must be committed to helping Club members stay in school and progress successfully from one grade to the next, but how can youth focus on their studies if they are hungry? What is more immediate to a young person – prepping for that test tomorrow or finding something nutritious to eat tonight?

There are no easy answers to the many complicated issues facing youth today, but one thing is clear: it will take efforts from all segments of society to address them. Without havens like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, thousands of young people whom we serve would have fewer opportunities to receive positive guidance and support.

We have a lot on our minds these days as we read the headlines and hear troubling news about the state of our economy. However, we should not lose sight of the fact that our communities are pulling together across the county to help our young people. While the economic forecasts are uncertain right now, what is quite certain is that there is no better time to support our Club in any way you can, and help change, and in some cases, save, the life of a child.

Please consider making an investment to support our work, and the children who need us most this holiday season by simply clicking on the following link:…


Russell Triolo
Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer
Russell Triolo

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