Boys & Girls Clubs Receives Taco Bell Foundation Support | Community Spirit
More than $24,000 will be awarded to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL) in the St. Louis area the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens announced.
The funds will support real world experience programs that help teens stay in school and graduate towards a better life. BGCSTL will serve 400 teens through a Graduate to Go experience grant.
Teens from all BGCSTL Clubs in St. Louis City and County will receive ACT/SAT prep training, visit local and regional colleges and universities, get on-the-job training through internships at local businesses, and research different majors with staff and family members.
Parents/guardians will get assistance with FAFSA and other financial aid forms through the Club’s partnership with College Summit.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis is part of more than 300 organizations nationwide to receive a portion of a $3.5 million Graduate to Go grant from the Foundation.
Graduate To Go™ is a long-term effort, launched by the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, to raise awareness of the high-school dropout crisis and encourage teens to get their diploma.
The initiative funds real-world experiences, such as job training and college preparation, proven to motivate teens to stay in school. Funds were raised through local Taco Bell restaurant owners and its customers.