Denzel Washington Credits the Club

Denzel Washington, Boys & Girls Clubs' national spokesperson, hosted a Pop Up reception for the Boys & Girls of Greater Baton Rouge on August 2. He first spoke to a group of teen Club Members and then addressed donors and friends of the Club
 
"We have to encourage [the young people]," he says. "They need us. Whatever problems young people have are our fault. We dropped the ball. We have to look in the mirror and say, ‘What can we do?' "If we don't invest [in our youth] now, we're going to be investing later, $65,000 to $80,000 per inmate," Washington said.
 
As a child in Mount Vernon, New York, Washington credits the Boys & Girls Club with keeping him out of trouble, instead focusing on extracurricular activities such as basketball and track.
 
"Days like today keep me motivated," he says. "To get an opportunity to touch people, to get to these young people and to the adults … to further this kind of work. The acting part just affords me the opportunity to do what I really love.
That's just a platform for my desire to help others."

Steak & Stake: A Successful Celebration

Boys & Girls Club hosted another successful Steak & Stake event on Thursday, October 22. More than 450 people attended this annual event. LSU President, F. King Alexander was the speaker. 

President Alexander shared his experiences as a Club member of the Boys Club of Central Florida.
 
It was an evening set aside to celebrate and recognize the Club's corporate donors. Money raised through this corporate campaign supports programs for school-age youth focusing on academics, health and character.


The dinner was held at the RiverCenter with the Boys & Girls Club sponsors, community leaders, friends of the Club and Club members in attendance. Guests were entertained by the Club's choir and drummers.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vision Sponsors

Coca-Cola Abermarle Corporation
Our Lady Of The Lake Regional Medical Center

Cox Communciations


Impact Sponsors

Capital One Faith and Winkler, LLC
Jonas Winkler LLP Louisiana Healthcare Connections


Membership Sponsors

Amedisys, Inc.
Apple Guerin
Boh Brothers Construction Co.
Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson
Business First Bank
Carmeuse Lime & Stone Fluker Farms
H. Andrew Hollier, James S. Morris,
Mark P. Posner & Stephen R. Vick,
MDs
Kantrow, Spaht, Weaver & Blitzer
Keogh, Cox & Wilson KPMG
Lamar Advertising  Lancaster & Associates
LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors Manda Packing Company
Ogwyn Law Firm, LLC Phelps Dunbar
Phillips 66 Postlethwaite & Netterville
PrimeLending Provident Resources Group
Regions Bank Reiter Marshall State Farm
Stone Pigman Stonetrust Commercial Insurance
Taylor, Porter, Brooks and Phillips, L.L.P
The Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center
TWRU CPA's and Financial Advisors
Whitney Bank

 

 





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