“The food distributions have been helpful. I also enjoyed the prepared meals for my family. Any type of help is very much appreciated at this time.”
“During the pandemic, our Club member had his share of troubles staying focused and completing online classwork. He would often complain about not being able to keep up…After dedicating more time with our Teen Program Assistant; I am proud to announce that this Club member now has straight A’s!”
(Hale Pono Club Staff)
At the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, doing whatever it takes meant adapting and increasing our Club hours from afternoons only to opening all day to include school hours. It meant providing adult staff who assist students with distance learning in a safe place to combat learning loss.
It meant providing Wi-Fi and technology, and tutoring as needed. It meant providing meals to our members and communities through our Clubhouses and it meant creating innovative programs to keep our members healthy, active, and engaged during this difficult time.
In February 2021, Honolulu Civil Beat reported that 38% of Hawaii high school students are not on track to graduate on time and are falling behind in school during the pandemic.
Sadly to say, the gap of opportunity for many youth has also now widened. That means our work has just started and YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER.
What Is Great Futures 2021?
Great Futures 2021 is a time when the entire community comes together to support our keiki by giving them the support they need during and after-school to make their futures great!
How Can You Get Involved?
Your donation can keep BGCH on track to serve more youth safely and the staff doing what they do best; doing everything they can to make sure every child has a Great Future!
Start a fundraising team with your friends or co-workers, make a donation, or spread the word about Great Futures on social media!