Tacoma, WA (June 1, 2023) – Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound (BGCSPS) received a $20,000 grant from the Taco Bell Foundation to support teens in Kitsap, Pierce, and Mason counties. The funds will go toward our Academic Success initiative, which involves tutoring and homework help, teaching social emotional skills, providing enrichment activities, and empowering the families of our Club members.
“Taco Bell Foundation is making an incredible impact in our community by investing in the education of local teens,” said Carrie Holden, President/CEO of BGCSPS. “Together, our partnership will provide the academic tools for youth who will become our next generation of leaders.”
BGCSPS is one of more than 450+ youth-serving organizations that will receive a portion of the $15 million in Community Grants presented by the Taco Bell Foundation this year. The grants are an example of the Taco Bell Foundation’s mission to break down barriers to education and fuel young people’s boldest ambitions.
“We are proud that the work we do through our Community Grants program connects young people with the resources and opportunities they need to learn and drive change,” said Jennifer Bradbury, Executive Director of the Taco Bell Foundation.
About the Taco Bell Foundation
Taco Bell Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity that educates and inspires the next generation of leaders through programming like the Live Más Scholarship and the Local Grants Program. Since 1992, the Taco Bell Foundation has reached more than 5 million young people across the country and has awarded more than $150 million in grants and scholarships, focused on education and career readiness. In 2015, Taco Bell and the Taco Bell Foundation launched the Live Más Scholarship, a program aimed at fueling the bold ambitions of America’s future leaders. In May 2023, the Taco Bell Foundation awarded $10 million in Live Más Scholarships to over 900 students. For more information, visit TacoBellFoundation.org.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound
Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound supports over 1,600 young people annually in reaching their full potential by providing safe places, caring mentors, and year-round high-impact out-of-school programming. Our holistic approach nurtures all areas of a child's development and offers critical support for kids and our community. We operate nine Club locations in Pierce, Kitsap, and Mason counties that enable children and teens to learn, create, play, be themselves and attain their best in academics, healthy lifestyles, and character and leadership. All of this comes with affordable membership for all. We also operate programs beyond our walls, providing youth sports, extended learning opportunities, and licensed child care at schools in partnership with school districts and community organizations. bgcsps.org