memorial day picAs our nation prepares to commemorate Memorial Day, the Boys & Girls Club family salutes the brave men and women who sacrificed everything to protect the values of our great nation in the name of freedom. As we work every day to instill the tenets of citizenship, good character, and leadership in our young people, we look to those who have served, and those who continue to serve, as exemplars of these values.

At Boys & Girls Clubs, we are committed to upholding the responsibility of our mission: to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. This legacy of service to a greater good and a long-standing commitment to protect the communities of this great nation have been the backbone of our Movement for 155 years … one that resonates particularly on Memorial Day weekend.

We are honored and humbled to maintain a strong connection with the U.S. Armed Services. Our partnership with the Department of Defense allows us the privilege of serving hundreds of thousands of children of military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations across the globe, as well as in traditional Clubs across the nation.

As we take time with our families and loved ones this weekend, let us remember and salute those heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us and future generations.

Best wishes to you and your family this Memorial Day.


Jim Clark, President and CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of America