Equipping Clubs with the tools, resources and competencies necessary to enhance and sustain workforce effectiveness programs.
The Truist Foundation (formerly SunTrust Foundation) and Boys & Girls Clubs of America forged a $1 million, three-year partnership in the fall of 2018 to help support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Workforce Development Effectiveness Project. The project will equip Clubs with the tools, resources and competencies necessary to enhance and sustain workforce effectiveness programs at their Clubs. Having strong workforce development in place will not only help guide youth to develop 21st-century skills but also help them develop a clear vision of their future career goals and put them on a path toward financial confidence.
Each year, a cohort of Boys & Girls Clubs will self-assess current workforce programming and receive ongoing training and support from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, as they develop and execute on action plans that will position the local Club as an effective workforce readiness option for youth in the community. Club teens will also have the foundation they need to explore various career opportunities and develop their workforce skills.
Thanks to the Truist Foundation’s support, over this three-year period, over 30 Clubs will have a workforce development plan in place. In 2019, 12 Clubs in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee participated in the program and in 2020, 11 additional Clubs are underway.
Providing critical support through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide are working to provide food, digital programming and support to youth and families, and access to services for families of first responders, the U.S. Military, National Guard, Military Reserve, healthcare workers and other essential industries.
Truist Cares has generously partnered with BGCA to help ensure local Clubs can continue this critical response work and ready more Clubs to do the same in their communities.
About Truist Foundation
The Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation's purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. The Truist Foundation's grants and activities focus on leadership development, economic mobility, thriving communities and educational equity. Learn more at www.truist.com/truist-foundation.