Children’s Aid in Times Square

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The Boys and Girls Club of America launched their Great Futures Campaign last week in Times Square, and invited Children’s Aid youth from partnering programs to participate in the celebration. To kick it off, Grammy-award-winning artist and former Boys & Girls Club member Ne-Yo performed in front of a crowd of cheering kids, and New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia, also a former member, made an appearance at the launch. Actor Nick Cannon served as the master of ceremonies. At 3 p.m., when many schools typically get out, a bell rang to mark the beginning of the campaign that aims to pave the way toward brighter futures by mobilizing out-of-school time for youth nationwide. 

The Great Futures Campaign’s vision is that all club members graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and leading healthy lifestyles. The campaign aims to achieve a list of measurable goals in several of these categories by 2018.