Every child deserves a great future. For the first time in history, however, today's generation is estimated to be worse off than their parents. Consider these alarming facts of why America's kids are in crisis:
This is why Boys & Girls Clubs of America, whose more than 4,100 Clubs serve nearly 4 million kids, launched the Great Futures Campaign: the Campaign for America's kids. The Great Futures Campaign is an unprecedented initiative to mobilize our nation and ensure that America's youth, especially those who need us most, graduate from high school on time with a plan for the future; demonstrate good character and citizenship; and live a healthy lifestyle.
As part of BGCA's Great Futures Campaign, each Great Think is an executive roundtable discussion on critical issues facing kids todayâ€”from STEM to safety. Designed to facilitate public-private collaborations that ensure great futures for America's youth, the Great Think series' purpose is three-fold:
Every day, in every Club, we're changing lives. Together, with key partners, we will change America's future.
The Great Think series convenes key influencers to examine critical issues facing kids today, specifically the increasing challenges facing military families; providing STEM educational opportunities to underserved youth; reversing the childhood obesity epidemic; and strengthening child protection and safety practices nationwide.