Graduation is not cancelled. Graduation is the entire journey you’ve been on.
On behalf of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, congratulations! High school graduation is one of the biggest milestones there is – it marks the end of one chapter of life and the start of another. In this next chapter, you get to write what’s next. You’ve got great futures ahead of you. I know our Club members are some of the most resilient young people in the world, and this characteristic will empower you to be successful no matter the challenges you face.
Right now, there’s already proof of your resilience. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, graduation season likely looks a little different than you envisioned it. You are managing your feelings and expectations around graduation and this unprecedented pandemic simultaneously, as well as the concerns so many of us have around health and safety. It’s a lot to manage and, as a father of a graduating senior, I know my son is disappointed, as many of you likely are, to miss the social aspects of graduation. But I tell him, as I will tell you, that graduation is more than a cap and gown and a walk across the stage.
President & CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Graduation may look different this year, but it is not cancelled for all the Club seniors who’ve beaten the odds to get here. As we continue to help make graduation possible for more kids, help celebrate this year’s graduates by signing their graduation card.