White Earth Boys & Girls Clubs receive $1.25 million gift

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the White Earth Nation recently received $1.25 million from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

According to a release, this significant support is part of a collective larger gift of $281 million to 62 Boys & Girls Clubs of America, one of the largest individual donations in the organization’s history.

“Today young people face an unprecedented number of obstacles to their success and wellbeing,” said White Earth Nation Boys & Girls Club interim CEO James Hvezda.

Studies show a lack of access to technology, positive mentors and guidance, food insecurity and other critical factors can cause long-term setbacks and trauma for millions of young people.”

As one of the nation’s largest youth-servicing organizations, Boys & Girls Clubs play a significant role in the lives of more than 4 million young people each year.  

More than 4,700 locations anchored in communities across the country create life-enhancing opportunities for kids and teens to thrive – providing safe places, caring mentors, and essential skill-building after school and during the summer.

To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of the White Earth Nation and to support kids and teens on the White Earth Reservation, please contact Interim CEO James Hvezda at 218-983-3285 EXT 3206 or Email james.hvezda@whiteearth-nsn.gov.


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