In the latest collaboration as part of RBLP’s “Giving Back” program, we are thrilled to announce that our team is instructing staff from the Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County, Texas in Building Resilient Teams™!
Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Connecticut – Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. With character development as the cornerstone of the experience, the Club focused on capturing interests, improving behavior and increasing their personal expectations and goals. Decades later, the organization adapted into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and is now a safe haven for more than 4 million youths across the United States.
Serving since 1972, the Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County (BGCBC) has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. They have actively sought to enrich the lives of girls and boys whom other youth agencies have had difficulty in reaching and are dedicated to ensuring that their community’s disadvantaged children have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures by providing access to 20 after-school centers across Brazoria County.
Among the other initiatives that the organization has put forth are “Families Helping Families,” a pay-it-forward campaign that seeks to assist with the personal and financial struggles that so many families are experiencing through grant benefits from the Texas Education Agency. There is also their annual gala, which this year took place virtually in January; under the theme “Great Futures,” the event’s wonderful stories and testimonials can be viewed on the group’s YouTube channel.
The BGCBC staff are being instructed by Maria Hamelers, who volunteered her time to teach the exam prep training course.
Watch this clip from BGCBC demonstrating a fun math-based activity for kids to do at home during COVID quarantine…
Taking care of our community is a core value at the Resilience-Building Leader Program. Our primary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative is to provide RBLP exam prep and leadership certifications to front-line supervisors, middle managers, and senior leaders at selected charitable nonprofit organizations at no cost.
Learn more about how we are Giving Back to the community.