More than 12% of Tarrant County residents live at or below the poverty level, which translates to more than 113,000 children and teens who face inequities in education. Boys & Girls Clubs offer a service that is unmatched in quality and affordability in our community. Every day, thousands of kids call our Clubs home after school. Without Boys & Girls Clubs, these kids don’t have access to academic assistance, positive mentorship, sports and other experiences that reinforce positive youth development.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County provides academic and STEM programming, healthy meals, homework help, character and citizenship development, and programs that are life-changing. We don’t only provide resources for our Club Kids to succeed, but we give them opportunities to break the cycle of poverty.
The Club is a place where they have a safe and consistent relationship with caring, professional, adult staff members. A refuge from the streets, the Club gives kids a positive place to play and interact with their peers. More importantly, their interactions are taking place in an environment created to foster their academic and social development.
The funds from the Cinderella Ball go directly to support the programs and services offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs. The dollars raised also support the transportation program, equipment and capital improvements.
With the help of the Cinderella candidates and other generous businesses and individuals, the Boys & Girls Clubs has provided a safe place for young people in Arlington for more than sixty years.
Every dollar raised has an impact in the lives of the kids that we serve. Help us continue transforming the lives of kids who truly need a Boys & Girls Club experience.