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Eight Boys & Girls Clubs Receive Donations from Cherokee Nation

Great things are happening for several Native Boys & Girls Clubs and it is all because of the generosity of the Cherokee Nation. Eight Boys & Girls Clubs located within the Cherokee Nation’s jurisdiction received donations from Cherokee Nation totaling near $200,000 at a presentation in the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex. The recipient Clubs, combined, serve approximately 11,000 youth who are involved with afterschool programs that aim to continue character and leadership development among both Cherokee youth and non-Native youth.

Principal Chief Bill John Baker applauds the work of Boys & Girls Clubs in the Cherokee Nation communities. “The benefits Cherokee youth receive from these organizations are tremendous,” said Baker, “Club participation means access to potential lifelong friends and mentors. Our young people deserve every opportunity to grow into their full potential, and the Boys & Girls Club is another avenue where we can have a positive influence in the lives of Cherokee children.”

Clubs who were awarded funding include Adair County, Bartlesville, Chelsea, Tahlequah, Delaware County, Green Country- Pryor Unit, Nowata, and Sequoyah County. Congratulations to these Clubs and thank you for the great things you do for Native youth!

Photo: (L to R) Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilor Joe Byrd, Tribal Council Speaker Tina Glory-Jordan, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Cherokee County Boys & Girls Club Board Member Sandy Crosslin, Tribal Councilor David Walkingstick and Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.

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