St. Charles, Missouri (June 1, 2023) – Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County received a 53,850 dollar grant from the Taco Bell Foundation to support more than 400 youth in the St. Charles community. The funds will go toward ACT Prep Class, career exploration with VR headsets, mentoring, and providing resources for programs that educate and inspire the next generation of leaders.
“It’s a privilege to partner with the Taco Bell Foundation in educating and inspiring young people nationwide,” said Karen Englert, Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County. “Together, we are working to break down barriers to education for future leaders.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County is one of more than 450+ youth-serving organizations that will receive a portion of the $15 million in Community Grants presented by the Taco Bell Foundation this year. The grants are an example of the Taco Bell Foundation’s mission to break down barriers to education and fuel young people’s boldest ambitions.
“We are proud that the work we do through our Community Grants program connects young people with the resources and opportunities they need to learn and drive change,” said Jennifer Bradbury, Executive Director of the Taco Bell Foundation.
About the Taco Bell Foundation
Taco Bell Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity that educates and inspires the next generation of leaders through programming like the Live Más Scholarship and the Local Grants Program. Since 1992, the Taco Bell Foundation has reached more than 5 million young people across the country and has awarded more than $130 million in grants and scholarships, focused on education and career readiness. In 2015, Taco Bell and the Taco Bell Foundation launched the Live Más Scholarship, a program aimed at fueling the bold ambitions of America’s future leaders. In May 2022, the Taco Bell Foundation awarded $8 million in Live Más Scholarships to 772 students. For more information, visit TacoBellFoundation.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County
For nearly 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County (BGCSTC) has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs daily during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character & leadership, and healthy lifestyles. Through annual summer camps, after-school programming, and community events, BGCSTC serves children ages 6-18 across St. Charles County and beyond to enable them to become responsible, caring, and productive citizens. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County on bgcstc.org, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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