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Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Worth, Arlington Merge

Written by FWD501cReporter

The Star-Telegram reported that Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth and Arlington have merged to form Boys & Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County.

The newly merged organization will be able to serve a larger number of kids, and plans to reach out to communities that neither the Fort Worth or Arlington branches alone were able to do. The organization will also plan to expand current programs.

The Star-Telegram reports that “the new organization will serve roughly 22,000 children this year with a budget of about $10.6 million, making it the largest club in Texas”.

 

Photo provided courtesy of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Tarrant County.

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER TARRANT COUNTY

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County serves youth in schools and community sites located in Tarrant County’s most at-risk areas. These areas are of historically low income, educational attainment and employment rates.​ Local substance abuse problems correlate with high risk factors and a lack of protective factors experienced by the target population. Research has shown that many of the same factors apply to other behaviors such as youth violence, delinquency, school dropout, risky sexual behaviors, and teen pregnancy.

Without our help, the cycle of poverty and self destruction would never be broken. We believe that our Clubs do not just provide needed support, but more importantly save lives. Find out more on the organization’s website.

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