A Day For Adults To Act Like A Kid Again
While Changing the Lives & Futures of Millions of Young People Nationwide
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Calls Attention to Critical Issues Facing Young People with Nationwide “Day For Kids” events in September.
Learn How This Day Can Change the lives of Millions of America’s Kids, including those in your community.
Some of the latest statistics about children in the U.S. show deeply troubling numbers. Throughout the country, kids are facing serious issues, such as lack of supervision, poverty and obesity, which can deprive them of a happy and healthy childhood. As a result, many young people are facing a tough uphill battle to find success at home, at school, and ultimately, in adulthood.
National Statistics Today Show:
• 15.1 million school-age children are home without adult supervision after school every day
• One in five children live in poverty
• One in four high school students fail to graduate each year
• Nearly 4,400 juveniles will be arrested every day
• One-third of American children are obese or overweight
But, one day can change this trajectory and put them on the path to a great future. For many at-risk youth, that’s the day they enter a Boys & Girls Club to get the needed resources and support to help them develop into productive adults.
To elevate these critical issues facing youth in our country, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is leading a nationwide initiative called Day For Kids, which seeks to engage adults to advocate for youth and make a difference through one-day events at Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide. Throughout the month of September, Boys & Girls Clubs around the country will host local Day for Kids events where adults can participate in fun activities from childhood to elevate awareness of the obstacles these young people must overcome and support kids in local communities.
On Friday, September 6, Lorene Jackson, National VP, Program Training and Youth Development Services at Boys & Girls Clubs of America will be available to talk about the impact Day For Kids is expected to have on millions of families. She’ll also discuss how teaming up with friends, colleagues and kids to compete in a fun field day of activities can show kids everywhere that adults do care about them and the event can help teach children to acquire strong character skills to become responsible and productive adults.
Interview courtesy: Boys & Girls Clubs