Decades of research and the resulting studies confirm that youth who participate in after school and / or mentoring programs reap positive benefits in academics, improved interpersonal skills, social, emotional and intellectual growth and delinquency prevention. Organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County and Pickup the Ball have made it their mission to provide such opportunities for enrichment to at-risk youth.
Pushing the Envelope has teamed up with these Southwest Florida-based organizations for the Books, Balls, & Board Games, a campaign to make an impact locally! The goal of this campaign is to collect new and gently used books, balls, and board games, as well as monetary support, to be equally distributed amongst the two organizations. Both organizations provide a safe place, support for academic success, and positive outlets for the youth in our area, which directly benefits our community.
With your help, we can create a positive change for local youth who need it the most.
So how can you make a difference in the lives of our young neighbors right here in Southwest Florida? Gather up new or gently used books, balls, and/or board games, and visit one of our drop-off locations. Click HERE for a list of locations and addresses.
Team up with us to create a brighter future for our community!
About the Beneficiaries
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County has served over 2,8000 youth in Lee County. Providing programs that are aimed towards empowering, educating, and developing youth into productive, caring, and responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County are open daily afterschool, and in the summer months, to provide the youth with a safe and enriching environment. For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County visit www.bgclc.net.
Pickup the Ball goes to the courts where young adults play to connect them with mentors, teach them life skills, and inspire them to own the transformation of their communities. Through mentorship, members (known as “Teammates”) are empowered to own the transformation in their communities by learning leadership, teamwork, and other priceless life lessons. Membership into the organization is free, the only cost is commitment to holding themselves to a higher standard in individual, interpersonal, and community relationships. To learn more about Pickup the Ball, visit www.pickuptheball.org.