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Trees of Hope Special Report: The Boys and Girls Clubs, Changing Lives

Darren Danielson
Updated: December 18, 2018 08:31 PM

It's an unfortunate social reality that some families just don't have resources to create a perfect environment for their kids. They do their best but still come up short. The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland help keep kids from falling through the cracks.

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If you go inside any of the Northland's five Boys and Girls Clubs, you will see kids making new friends and finding one-on-one support from caring adults. From getting help with their homework, to getting healthy meals, to physical fitness, these are very busy places.

But in addition to having great after school programs, the Boys and Girls Clubs have also provided more than a half-million dollars in scholarships for college and post-secondary education to Northland kids. One of those kids, is last year's Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year winner, Jasmine Thundercloud.

"Personally, I wouldn't be who I am today without the Boys and Girls Clubs. They not only build a sense of community for kids, they provide a positive place for kids to grow and reach our full potential."

Your financial support is needed to help the Northland clubs continue to achieve positive outcomes in the lives of area kids. Kids like Jasmine.

"The Boys and Girls Clubs really helped me become who I am. They made me feel more comfortable with myself and I made many life-long friends here...overall a great experience."

The Northland Boys and Girls Clubs are great community centers, but they are much more than that. They are places empowering Northland kids to reach their full potential. Even if life circumstances make growing up harder for many of them. And helping out is as easy as clicking over to WDIO.COM. Every donation counts.

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Darren Danielson

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