First published in the June 18 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley has received a $15,000 grant from the Bank of America for the nonprofit’s College Bound program.
The comprehensive academic readiness program aims to help teens create an individualized plan to achieve college goals. The program also provides activities and workshops designed to guide youth through various college milestones, including navigating college application and financial aid application processes.
“These much-needed funds provided by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation will ensure that our Club can continue to offer our teens this valuable program,” said club CEO Shanna Warren. “[Bank of America President] Raul Anaya and his team have been strong supporters of our club for years. They have always appreciated our role in the community. We treasure our partnership with Bank of America.”
Since 2008, the Boys & Girls Club has been providing free after-school services and extended hours for teens.
“We are so proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley,” said club board member and Bank of America regional executive Joe Santos. “As a board member, I know firsthand the tremendous impact the club has in the community. We at Bank of America wish them continued success.”
The club also recently hosted its annual career fair. In April, panelists, including representatives from Bank of America, gave insight about their specific industry and how to succeed in today’s working environment.