Free After School Care Provided to Government Employees Affected by the Shutdown

Free After School Care Provided to Government Employees Affected by the Shutdown

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Free After
School Care Provided to Government Employees Affected by the Shutdown

Provided by All 24 Branches of Boys & Girls
Clubs of the East Valley and Metro Phoenix

January 17, 2019: Mesa, AZ – Boys & Girls Clubs of the East
Valley (BGCEV) and Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) are offering government employees
affected by the shutdown to free after school care for their children during
the government shutdown. All 24 branches are allowing children of government
workers with proof of employment and a paid yearly membership the opportunity
to receive free after school care without the weekly/monthly cost. Fees will be
waived through the end of January and for the entire month of February.

Each club has its own unique
programs, field trips, sports leagues and activities designed and conducted by
our professionally trained staff. The East Valley and Metro Phoenix’s young
people deserve nothing less than our constant focus on their safety and our
firm commitment to protect every child who is entrusted to our care. Providing
a great Club Experience means we meet youth where they are, and understand what
they need to grow and succeed.

Marcia Mintz, CEO of Metro
Phoenix Clubs and Connie Perez, CEO of East Valley Clubs, jointly state, “It is
our pleasure to help the families in our community effected by the government
shutdown. We want the community to know Boys & Girls Clubs are committed
to assisting in times of need. Parents should be confident their children have
a safe place to go without worrying about cost.”

For Club locations and hours,
please visit East Valley at clubzona.org and Metro Phoenix at bgcmp.org.

Media Contacts:

Lisa Ellis–East Valley
480.820.3688

Colltey Sheldon–East Valley
623.680.6683

Cassidy Campana–Metro Phoenix
602.770.6014

About Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley

For over 55
years Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) has served annually
more than 35,000 youth and teens with educational, fun and healthy programs and
opportunities at our 11 branches in Chandler, Tempe, Queen Creek, Mesa,
Guadalupe, Gilbert, Laveen, Sacaton and the Mesa Arts Academy. BGCEV offers
Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health
and Life Skills, The Arts, STEM, Sports, Fitness and Recreation programs for
youth and teens ages 5-18. The three priority outcomes are: Academic Success,
Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. To learn more about
BGCEV, please visit our website at clubzona.org or call 480.820.3688.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix
offers affordable after-school and summer programs for 27,000+ young people in
grades K-

12. At thirteen
clubs in Phoenix and the West Valley, BGCMP provides award-winning programs
designed to change the lives of young people in four key areas: Fun with a
Purpose; Academic Success; Be Great, Do Good; and Healthy Choices. Boys &
Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix empowers young people to reach their full
potential as productive, caring, responsible members of the community. For more
information: visit bgcmp.org |@BGCMP on social channels

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