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Wells Fargo Foundation Awards $8,500 Grant in support of Power Hour!

The Boys & Girls Clubs is pleased to report that the Wells Fargo Foundation has awarded a grant for $8,500 in support of our Power Hour Homework Assistance Program.

Did you know:  3 of 10 youth won’t graduate on time?

Despite this statistic, 90% of Boys & Girls Club Members earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Over the last few years, research has shown that homework develops student initiative and responsibility. It serves as an intellectual discipline and establishes good study habits. In addition, the reinforcement through repetition of concepts learned in class allows for better retention.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County recognizes the importance of homework and has specifically designed our after school program to include a Power Hour; time set aside in which the youth receive homework assistance every day.

The program seeks to positively affect the lives of Club members by emphasizing outcomes that help ensure academic success. When Boys & Girls Clubs offer extended learning opportunities and educational enrichment programming during the non-school hours, they help improve young people’s academic performance and encourage them to graduate from high school, pursue a post-secondary education and develop a lifelong love of learning. Homework completion is a critical component of young people’s academic success.

We’re very excited that the Wells Fargo Foundation has recognized the importance of education and awarded us this grant to support Great Futures for at risk youth in Southwest Florida..

Our deepest thanks go out to the Wells Fargo Foundation and the certified teachers, site directors and volunteers that assist the young people at the Boys & Girls Clubs every day during Power Hour.

To learn more about Power Hour or enroll a young person in the after school program at one of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Lee County, please contact our corporate offices at 239.334.1886 or e-mail dliftig@bgclc.net.

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