Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston has received a $25,000 grant from Fluor Corporation to support after school programs for youth in Fort Bend County. Programming will allow for members to get help with their homework after school, help students set goals for graduation, and encourage them to lead healthy lifestyles. Fluor’s support will help the Fort Bend Boys & Girls Club and the Stafford Boys & Girls Club administer programming to nearly 2,000 members.
“Many of our members come from low-income, single-parent homes, and these programs that help them reach academic success are crucial to their futures,” said Angela Hodson, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. “We are thrilled that companies in Fort Bend County, like Fluor, choose to be a part of helping youth succeed in life.”
National research shows that one out of four students in the U.S. is on his/her own between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. each day.* The afterschool programs offered at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston give kids an opportunity to reinforce concepts learned in school, be active in intramural leagues, and build social skills with other youth in the community.
“Fluor believes that if communities thrive, so do the businesses and residents that work and live there. We are excited to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston, which provides youth with the tools and support they need for success in education and in life,” said Torrence Robinson, senior director of community affairs and Fluor Foundation.