Club Members: We see you. We hear you. We care about you. It’s ok to feel angry, worried and profoundly sad. We sit with you in these feelings. Systemic racism, hate speech and violence are unacceptable. We are horrified by the murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police just like we are horrified by the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other black individuals in this country. We also know that racism is something you live with every day. You deserve to feel and be safe, and you deserve opportunities to thrive and to be successful. Black lives matter. We promise to always be by your side, fighting with you and for you.
With love, The Team at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington
Our mission is to inspire and enable community youth, especially those who need us most,
to realize their full potential as productive, healthy, responsible and caring citizens.