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Keep in Touch with BGCA’s Alumni “Stay Connected” Campaign

Over the next few months, many of your Club’s high school seniors will be making decisions about the next steps of their educational and professional journeys. After experiencing the consistency and care of your Club community throughout their lives, there may be some anxiety for them (or for you!) about how to stay connected with Boys & Girls Clubs. An estimated 45,000 teens graduate from high school and transition out of Boys & Girls Clubs each year – and as the future employers, volunteers, donors, and advocates for the Movement, how can we keep them connected?

To answer this question, BGCA has launched the Alumni “Stay Connected” Campaign, designed to support Clubs in staying connected with their graduated seniors and young alumni through the Alumni & Friends Club. Through this program, Clubs can access a database of their alumni, as well as local Alumni & Friends Club members. Soon Young Alumni can also access important college and career resources, such as scholarships, internships, and professional mentorship opportunities.

Encourage your graduating seniors or young alumni to visit BGCgrad.org or text “Teen” to 51555 and follow the instructions to register. Anyone who registers between April 1 and June 30, 2016 will be eligible to win one of five $1,000 gift cards to support their Club’s teen program!

Additional resources about the Alumni “Stay Connected” Campaign are available on the BGCA Marketing site and include a Young Alumni video, social media assets, email templates for spreading the word, posters, graduation cards, screen savers, and more!

While your teens may be leaving your Club, you can ensure that they stay connected with you and the BGCA community through by registering from “Stay Connected” today.