The Boys & Girls Club of Troy was recently approved for funding from Staples Foundation in the amount of $1,000 in support of BGCT’s Power Hour: Making Minutes Count program.
Nominated by Staples associate Lance Purkey, general manager of the Rochester Hills location, the Club is being provided this grant as part of 2 Million & Change, a program supported by Staples Foundation that is designed to give $2 million per year to non-profit organizations that support the Foundation’s mission.
"Power Hour is one of our most consistent and popular programs, and with the support of Staples we can continue to positively influence the educational pursuits of our members through this program,” said Tom Gorman, Club Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Troy. "I would like to thank Mr. Purkey as well as Staples Foundation for their efforts in helping Club kids be successful.”
A national homework help and tutoring program, Power Hour: Making Minutes Count allows youth to extend their learning beyond the school day. Research studies confirm that homework completion makes a difference in helping youth become more confident, happy and successful in school. Power Hour offers a structured time and place for Club staff and volunteers to help members complete their homework – and start each school day better prepared and with a sense of confidence and competence.
Plus, as members participate in the Power Hour program, they earn Power Points which are redeemable for incentive prizes and special privileges.
Since 2002, Staples has been a proud partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, supporting its national Torch Club program, awarding local Clubs with grants through Staples Foundation, and donating school supplies through the Staples for Students Supply Drive during back-to-school time.
The Boys & Girls Club of Troy at 3670 John R, is a non-profit youth development organization that provides educational and recreational activities, in addition to mentoring programs, to more than 1,200 children, ages 6 to 18, in the tri-county area. For over 35 years, the Club's positive environment has enabled members to become responsible, self-reliant, caring adults.