Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
Current Status: Clubs Closed from
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We Need Your Help:
Mission Fulfillment in the Time of Covid-19

March 27, 2020

Many of you have known me for several years. I am appealing to you like never before.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County is currently providing curbside prepared meals and engagement kits to members and their families at four branches, two in Fort Worth and two in Arlington. We’ve seen a significant response as the school food distribution system is becoming overwhelmed. And, not surprisingly, the kids are shouting in excitement to see their favorite staff members at the Club. Although separated by “social distance,” the clear encouragement they are receiving just by those few moments of interaction are helping them make it through difficult-to-explain times. This will be a consistent, difficult, yet incredibly important role the Club will play in our community.

Just like they need us now more than ever...we need you now more than ever.

Providing this critical service for eight weeks will cost the Club $415,500.

You can help us support these kids by helping us. All of us at BGCGTC-including the kids we serve-are beyond grateful for your thoughtful consideration of a gift.

The cost of each meal and curbside food delivery service is $5.43, and will be provided even as the community is sheltered in place. This includes a healthy prepared dinner, a snack for later, groceries (based on availability), and an engagement kit, which includes creative and engaging activities for keeping the mind and body active. The material also focuses on ways to stay positive and deal with stress. There are tips for families and parents as well.

How the Club is fulfilling its mission is evolving on a daily basis, and I have started a blog called Mission Minutes to communicate what we are doing, how we are doing it, and what we need help with. I encourage you to check back frequently to stay informed about how we are serving our community.

For almost 100 years, our organization has been there for kids, through the many good times the nation has enjoyed and the challenging times it has endured. That is only because generous donors like you have believed in the principle that all kids deserve a chance at a greater future.

Sincerely,

Daphne

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For more than 90 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County has served youth with life-changing programs that promote academic success, healthy lifestyles, and positive citizenship.

We are the largest club in the state of Texas, with 11 branches and 15 school-based sites and a range of high impact special programs.

We serve more than 28,000 youth a year, with ages ranging from six to 24.

We have one of the strongest teen programs in country, with 15 times as many members than the national average.

We offer Pre-college Programs, and a high percentage of these students enroll in college.


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                                          Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
                                          Update: Clubs Closed from
                                          March 16 to March 27, 2020


                                          March 13, 2020

                                          Dear Parents,

                                          Our commitment to keeping the young people we serve safe is always our number one priority. Following the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak, it’s important that you know Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County is doing everything possible to keep your child, our staff and volunteers, and the community protected from its spread. We have monitored the progress of the disease spread reported from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Tarrant County Health Department and know that now is the time to act on behalf of our members and families.

                                          We have made the very difficult decision to close all Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County branches, school sites, and Special Programs from March 16 to March 27. This includes any and all Club sponsored activities and trips.

                                          We will continually monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary. Additional communication will be forwarded to parents via the Remind App, text communications, and our website. Please check often for any new information and updates. Should you have any questions or concerns about this or any other matter, please contact us at 817-834-4711 or review the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County website at bgcgtc.org. You may also email questions to branchinfo@bgcgtc.org.

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                                          Our kids need your support now more than ever. We are deeply grateful for your thoughtful generosity.

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                                          For more than 90 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County has served youth with life-changing programs that promote academic success, healthy lifestyles, and positive citizenship.

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                                                                                  “Thanks to the dedication of the @arlingtonisdtx Food Services team, we were able to develop a plan to ensure all students receive daily meals until school resumes.” - Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, Superintendent

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                                                                                  BGCGTC Families: Have you heard about @storylineonline? Storytime hosted by your favorite actors! The website is complete with fun stories your kiddos will love and corresponding activities to keep them busy. Link in bio!

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                                                                                  Need educational & FUN things for kids to do while at home? Our Club staff are experts in educational activities that are FUN. Stay tuned this week for suggested activities and resources. #begreat #greatfutures #education #activities #youth ...

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                                                                                  Hey BGCGTC Families: Check out Scholastic Learn at Home to keep your kiddos thinking and growing while they're at home. There is something for every age group!
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                                                                                  Fort Worth ISD Parent Resource: Food trucks are headed to several locations this week and next week to provide meals for students who qualified for free or reduced lunch. Check your route with the FWISD Food Truck map! Learn more at fwisd.org

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                                                                                  Arlington ISD Parent Resource: For complete details and a list of meal distribution sites visit www.aisd.net/coronavirus/student-meal-plan-during-school-closure/

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                                                                                  As the safety and health of our members and staff remain our top priority, we will be closed from March 16 - March 27, 2020. This decision was made after consulting several community leaders. For additional details and updates visit: bgcgtc.org ...

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                                                                                  We have HUGE news! 🎉In 2019, we served 28,839 young people through all of our programs and services. We are proud to do whatever it takes to give kids and teens the courage to dream!
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                                                                                  Today we are celebrating our Youth of the Year finalist from East Branch, Angel! As East Branch’s Keystone President, he refined his skills as a decision-maker and took charge of organizing community service projects that aim to positively impact teens, their Club and local communities. With support from the Club, Angel has been able to follow his career goal of becoming a cardiovascular surgeon. Now he hopes to be a voice for youth and work with future generations of leaders to provide all of the necessary resources they need to succeed.
                                                                                  We are incredibly grateful to our major 2020 Youth of the Year Gala sponsors, BNSF Railway, Olympus Property and Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital - Arlington for supporting teens like Angel! #begreat #greatfutures #youth #community #philanthropy
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                                                                                  This week we are highlighting our three Youth of the Year finalists! Today we would like to introduce North Branch member, Mariah! Mariah has been an incredibly active Club member for four years. In every Club program, Mariah has asserted herself as a leader and has built an excellent rapport with other members at the Club. She credits the Club with giving her opportunities to win awards and scholarships, and engage in activities that involve giving back to the community and Club. Currently, she is working to achieve her goal of attending Harvard University to become a lawyer.
                                                                                  Thank you to our major 2020 Youth of the Year Gala sponsors, BNSF Railway, Olympus Property and Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital - Arlington for investing in kids like Mariah!

                                                                                  #begreat #greatfutures #youth #community #philanthropy #arlingtontx #tarrantcounty
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                                                                                  Meet our three 2020 BGCGTC Youth of the Year finalists: Torion, Mariah and Angel! These outstanding members have spent weeks preparing for the Youth of the Year competition. We are thrilled to learn more about their journeys at the 2020 Youth of the Year Gala! #begreat #greatfutures #youthoftheyear ...

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                                                                                  Our Texas-sized boot is ready to walk the walk at the “Boots for Fort Worth” art contest at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo! The contest showcases the artistic skills of local children representing three Fort Worth nonprofits through three-foot-tall decorated cowboy boots, displayed at the Reliant Energy ® Showdown Saloon in the Amon G. Carter Exhibit Hall.

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                                                                                  Our 2020 Youth of the Year Gala is a month away! Join us as we celebrate our most inspiring youth! The Gala will also feature keynote speaker, Lucille O'Neal, Club alumni and mother of Club alumni and basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor BNSF! #begreat ...

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