Bank of America
Bank of America has supported Boys & Girls Clubs through philanthropic investments, volunteer engagement, and by providing paid summer interns at more than 12 Clubs across the country through its Student Leaders® program.
Bank of America’s Commitment to Teens
Since 2000, Bank of America has committed more than $13 million to local Boys & Girls Clubs. Nearly $4 million of that support went to Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s strategy to expand Clubs' reach to serve more American youth while simultaneously increasing the impact of core programming.
As part of Bank of America’s commitment to career development for young people, the company is supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s youth postsecondary and career readiness initiatives.
As one of the largest organizations serving teens, BGCA’s commitment to our teen Club members is strong. We believe focusing on postsecondary & career readiness will allow our teen members to become better-prepared for the workforce and positive contributors to society. To achieve this goal, we have focused on a three phase process:
- Career Exploration and Matching helps teens explore career options related to interests and passions.
- Skill Development allows youth to learn the skills needed to help them become marketable for youth employment opportunities while building the technical skills required for career marketability.
- Placement builds on information and experience gained in the previous two phases by helping teens apply newly gained skills that can lead to future educational, employment, or entrepreneurial opportunities.
Volunteer Engagement and Supporting Student Leaders
In addition to providing philanthropic support for our career programs, Bank of America’s support also includes volunteer engagement with local Boys & Girls Clubs, and support of the Boys & Girls Clubs Alumni & Friends network. Bank of America employees serve as board members and tutors, and teach financial education in local Clubs.
Finally, Bank of America has a great interest in supporting the next generation of community leaders through its Student Leaders® program. As part of the Student Leaders® program, exemplary young people across the nation who have demonstrated a passion for improving their neighborhoods are selected to participate in an eight-week paid internship with a community-based organization and a leadership program arranged by Bank of America. Each year, local Boys & Girls Clubs host Student Leader interns in over 12 locations.