Elijah Cummings was a committed champion to helping youth succeed in Baltimore and across the nation. His passion, voice and leadership will be sorely missed.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America President and CEO Jim Clark issued the following statement following the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings. Boys & Girls Clubs are proud to call him a dedicated champion and friend. Throughout his impactful career, he was committed to helping youth everywhere succeed, a commitment we saw in his support of Boys & Girls Clubs and youth in Baltimore and across the country, as he advocated for access to mentors and the overall wellbeing of our nation’s youth. He served his nation, district and community with compassion, grace and dignity. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and colleagues. He will be sorely missed but his legacy of leadership will live on in the hearts of his constituents and the lives he touched every day.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of America President and CEO Jim Clark with Reps. Elijah Cummings and Steny Hoyer, and Ron Gidwitz at the 2016 Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Youth of the Year Celebration.