For several years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton & Franklin Counties has been offering college tours during the summer months. It is one of the Boys & Girls Club teens’ favorite activities. “While all youth benefit from the tours, this is an especially exciting opportunity for our Club teens that come from very low-income areas. Most of these youth have an educational goal of simply completing high school. College Tours inspire members set goals, further their education and aspire for a future we know they are capable of,” states Brian Ace, Executive Director.
Funding from Numerica means that even more local youth can have this opportunity. The Boys & Girls Club will be able to take over 40 teens to explore post-secondary options. These will be youth from all over the Mid-Columbia area, from Prosser to Pasco. For many Club youth, this opportunity offers the first step in thinking about college and career goals. Part of the college tour process is mentoring members to identify what type of college they would like to attend and providing assistance in searching for schools that meet those criteria. Touring colleges gives teens the opportunity to actually see and experience campus sizes and the various environments available to them.
In addition to College Tours, the Numerica sponsorship will also fund a new vehicle for Boys & Girls Club’s teen programs. The new van will allow for monthly field trips focused on career exploration.
Numerica representatives will present a check to Boys & Girls Club teens on Friday, June 15th at 11:30 am. The check presentation will take place at the Southridge Numerica Branch located at 4898 W. Hildebrand Blvd. in Kennewick. Media are invited to attend.
For questions, please contact Adrianne Deen, Marketing Director at 509-528-6380 or via email at