For more than 50 years, Toyota has brought the “Toyota Way” principles – Respect for People and Continuous Improvement – to community organizations across America. As a corporate citizen, Toyota is dedicated to inspiring the next generations of engineers, thinkers and leaders who will help drive the American economy.

As the Signature sponsor of the Youth of the Year (YOY) program, Toyota is committed to collaborating, investing and elevating BGCA’s industry-leading youth leadership platform. In addition to their YOY programmatic sponsorship, Toyota has provided a brand new Corolla to the National Youth of the Year winner since 2010 along with financial support to offset the costs of automobile ownership.

Over 400 Toyota Financial Services (TFS) team members serve as mentors to the teens that participate in BGCA’s youth development programs and have logged over 20,000 volunteer hours. All 39 TFS offices, including Puerto Rico, are partnered with a local Boys & Girls Clubs in their area. Toyota associates, at all levels of the organization, volunteer with the Clubs, including TFS President & CEO, Mike Groff, who serves on the Board of Trustees for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Since 2007, through it’s "Making Life Easier” program, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has provided local Boys & Girls Club members, alumni and staff with resources to help ensure that all youth have access to a quality education. TFS has provided more than $2.4 million in academic scholarships for more than 560 Boys & Girls Club alumni and staff and supported thousands of middle and high school youth with mentorships, internships and financial or career programs to help them become productive and caring adults.

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