In March, the Trump Administration issued their preliminary 2018 fiscal year budget proposal. The document suggests deep cuts to a number of programs on which Boys & Girls Clubs rely to provide necessary services to kids and teens across the country. In the coming weeks, Congress will have an opportunity to weigh in as they work through legislation to fund the federal government.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s president and CEO Jim Clark, along with our Board Chair Myron Gray and hundreds of executives across every major industry, have issued a letter to leadership, appropriation chairs and ranking members of Congress encouraging them to continue to support after-school programs and the data-supported impact that these programs have in their communities.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America understands that tough decisions need to be made, but also that all investments are not the same. Our young people are the promise of tomorrow, our future leaders, the engine and innovators of our economy. And like our elected officials, we stand ready to safeguard hope and opportunity for a great future.
It is by working together, sharing this common cause, that we ensure America is strong and ready to take on the challenges of today and tomorrow.