Instilling qualities of good character and citizenship is priority of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana. In partnership with Geminus Corporation, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana’s Lake Station Club teens, through a Youth Leaders program, raised $1,500 to give toward their community. Club teens focused on giving back to the Lake Station Police Department, specifically the K9 Unit. Their goal - to raise enough money to purchase a bullet proof vest for a police dog.
Excited about reaching their goal, Club members presented the $1,500 check to Officer David Wright and his police dog, Officer Dax. The gift was given to the K9 Unit at River Forest Junior/Senior High School in conjunction with their awards day on May 25.
“We are very proud of our Club teens,” states Adam Clough, program director for the Lake Station Boys & Girls Club. “In our Youth Leaders program, they had the freedom to focus on where they wanted to make the most positive impact. Giving to Lake Station’s Police Department’s K9 Unit really resonated with our Club members. Our Club also is very appreciative of Geminus Corporation. Their partnership has truly allowed our Clubs to provide youth with opportunities to grow and develop their leadership skills - making our communities better for all.”
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana
Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Every child deserves the opportunity to be successful. Currently operating six Clubs throughout the region, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana (BGCNWI) has been offering hope and opportunity to local youth since 1954 by providing a safe place for kids to learn and grow through life enhancing after-school and summer programming. With the support of highly trained professional staff and adult mentors, BGCNWI helps build great futures by offering fun, engaging and impactful programs to thousands of youth, ages 6 to 18, throughout the region.