Teens from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi Walker Unit were treated to a rare surprise by Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE:AAN). The surprise was all about painting, decorating and furnishing the study, lounge and entertainment areas in the Club, tasks that were carried out by Aaron’s associates and Club officials. They also unveiled the newly equipped space to the teen members that has top notch appliances, sectionals, and sound systems, fresh coats of paint from Sherwin-Williams as well as tables and chairs.
Speaking during the event, CEO of Aaron’s, Inc, John Robinson expressed their commitment and desire to offer continue support to the Keystone teen centers across the country. The Aaron’s Foundation, Inc is in a three-year, $5 million national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Keystone Program which began in 2015 an whose aim was to facilitate the development of the teens’ character and leadership skills to the benefit of the community.
Apart from the makeover, the Boys & Girls Clubs also received a $20,000 donation. The Keystone Club teen centers accommodates teens with ages 14-18 who are provided with an environment from which they can participate in activities focusing on academic success, career preparation as well as community service.
Aaron’s partnership with BGCA’s Keystone Program is not taken lightly since it helps in building the lives of these teens. The partnership is well-acknowledged by BGCA’s Director, Tye Tripp who emphasizes that parents are at ease when they know their teens are being shaped into better people that serve the community through the skills they obtain.
Through the Boys & Girls Clubs of America hundreds of young people have been able to achieve productive futures in terms of responsible citizens. The more than 4,100 Clubs which are strategically located throughout the country are currently serving nearly 4 million young people.
They are also serving military households in BGCA-allied Youth Centers on U.S. military installations from where they get adult mentorship.