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Bank of America Gives $10,000!

Schenectady, NY– Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady received a $10,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support the organization’s new Teen Career Development Initiative. The grant award was presented by Bank of America at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady’s Annual Meeting held at Mohawk Golf Club.

The Teen Career Development Initiative is a comprehensive effort that encompasses proven Boys & Girls Club Career Development programs and dynamic original programming with the aim of creating teen employment opportunities and arming Schenectady Boys & Girls Club members age 13-19 with 21st Century Skills and a plan for the future. The Teen Career Development Initiative uses a three-component approach to provide meaningful work experience: applied skills development, career exposure and youth development services.

“We are excited about this partnership with Bank of America that will help to make great futures possible for Schenectady youth”, said Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady Executive Director Shane Bargy.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady’s Teen Career Development Initiative helps our local youth to develop valuable skills and gain exposure to various career paths early on,” said Jennifer MacPhee, Albany/Hudson Valley Market President. “Bank of America is proud to embark on a new partnership with the organization that will play a significant role in building a thriving community by putting youth on the path to success.”

Learn more about programs and activities offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady at

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady

The purpose of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Schenectady is to promote the social, educational, health, leadership, and character development of boys and girls during critical periods of their growth.

We Provide: a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, hope and opportunity… and fun!

Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s Commitment to Workforce Development and Education

Connecting individuals to employment opportunities is a key component contributing to each community’s economic growth. That's why Bank of America supports workforce development and educational opportunities. These efforts help small businesses and individuals get training and education that lead to post-secondary completion, employment and stronger economies. It’s part of Bank of America’s lending and investing activities to help improve communities, making them better places in which to live and do business.

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