Dear Friends and Colleagues,
For many years I have had the opportunity of being involved in the Atlantic City community, working with great organizations and dedicated leaders helping the community thrive.
Today I am honored to be leading, along with Michael Azeez, the Transform Campaign for the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City. One of the most important investments we can make is in our youth. Ensuring they have the necessary skills to gain viable employment or a chance for post-secondary education is not only vital to their future but also to the future of Atlantic City!
For the past 45 years, the Boys and Girls Club of Atlantic City has provided resources for the development of young people, from all backgrounds, to realize their full potential. Boys and Girls Club continues to provide a welcoming positive environment in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs, and build supportive relationships with peers and caring adults. To continue that mission, we are proud to be a part of this new movement to build a path of economic mobility for the youth in our city. A new project, to continue this legacy of creating opportunities to help more young people achieve great futures.
We plan to transform the Boys and Girls Club Pennsylvania Avenue building into a “state of the art” Teen Center. Housed within the physically transformed building will be a team of educators, mentors, and volunteers skilled in the fields of technology, hospitality, health, and entrepreneurship. There will also be a college readiness program designed to broaden educational experiences and aid young adults in accessing institutions of higher learning.
The children are the future. Let us invest today for a better tomorrow. Join us in this legacy project as we build the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs.
Michael & Cookie