JustWorld and Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County Partner to Support Local Youth

WELLINGTON, FLORIDA – Just as JustWorld is committed to making positive changes in the lives of children around the world, the organization also recognizes that change begins with youth here at home. With that in mind, JustWorld is excited to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County for the first time to provide effective development and leadership opportunities to local youth.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s mission aligns with the theory behind JustWorld’s partner projects, which focus on promoting the educational, vocational, health, leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. This year, youth from Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County will participate in JustWorld’s very own Leadership Development Program (LDP), which is designed to educate, empower and engage local youth. 

This winter, starting February 6, 2019, JustWorld will launch its 2019 Leadership Development Program, bringing together young leaders at Belle Herbe Farm in Wellington, Florida, every Wednesday from 5:00-6:30 pm. During the five-week program, students will learn through a hands-on approach, taking ideas and concepts they learned at LDP and facilitating their own, personally-driven campaign. Students will realize their ability to have positive change on the world while learning ways to become the next philanthropic leaders of tomorrow. If you are interested in joining this year’s JustWorld Leadership Development Program, please RSVP to Molly McDougall at mmcdougall@justworldinternational.org.

Furthering their support of local youth, JustWorld is looking forward to the World Championship Equestrian Triathlon taking place on February 10, 2019, at Deeridge Farms. Dressage, show jumping and polo celebrities will come together on one showground, but with a twist – athletes do not participate in their own sport of expertise. This is a family friendly event that delivers thrilling equestrian competition and entertainment, all to the benefit of the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington, where hundreds of kids find a safe place after school and during the summer. If you would like more information about the World Championship Equestrian Triathlon, please contact Christine Martin at cmartin@bgcpbc.org or visit: www.bgcpbc.org/equestriantriathlon2019

About JustWorld International

JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization which funds life-changing education, nutrition, health and hygiene and leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala and the United States.

JustWorld International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States and a registered Association 1901 in France. Tax-deductible donations are accepted in Switzerland and JustWorld’s supporters may send their donations to Fondation Philanthropia, a Swiss public-benefit umbrella foundation. JustWorld International has no political or religious affiliation.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County

Founded in 1971, Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health, leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. Thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve nearly 8,600 children ages 6 – 18. In addition to a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone, the Clubs offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287. 

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