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Boys & Girls Clubs Anti-Bullying Rally

In response to the recent assault on a 26-year-old with neurodevelopment disability, the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club teamed up with Spencer Graves and Nancy Johnson from the 93.7 WSTW Morning Crew and SHOUT b cause, LLC (No Bullying Delaware program) to host a community anti-bullying rally. The event drew over 250 community members including special appearances by the Philly Phanatic, Reggy (the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware mascot), Jurdy® (the kindness hero), Caesar the Fox (87ers mascot), and more.

 

The pep rally, featuring the No Bullying Delaware show, centered around texting acronyms as that’s become the universal language for kids to communicate with each other. However, traditional, well-known acronyms were twisted to drive home the anti-bullying messages. For example, BFF is now "Bullies Fizzle Fast” and NBD is now "No Bullying Delaware”. Jurdy, the mascot for No Bullying Delaware, is the new hero for kindness who conveys the important message that kids are empowered. Throw in a high-energy dance group, a rap group, and Jurdy’s comical antics, and we have a winning pep rally that reaches every kid in the audience, leaving them with funny memories, and most importantly, a long-lasting mess that, "Kind is Cool!”

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Day for Kids 2014!



Over 10,000 children and families celebrated Day for Kids with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware on Saturday. The event, along the Wilmington Riverfront, was held from noon until 5 PM and included free family friendly activities, games, rides, and live entertainment.

 

Families came out to enjoy the beautiful weather and spend the day with the youth in their lives. Children could be seen enjoying the trampolines, bounce houses, rides, face painting, henna tattoos, arts and crafts, carnival games, live performances, and more. Admission, rides, activities, and entertainment were provided free of charge. Local food vendors were on hand for food purchases.

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Check out our #GreatFutures Photo Booth pictures


SPECIAL CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT

Our Capital Campaign received a big boost last night as we announced the launch of the public phase of the campaign and also had a special announcement by Ellen Kullman, CEO of DuPont Company and chairman of our campaign.

Ms. Kullman announced that DuPont will be contributing $1 million to the campaign. This means that our total dollars raised to date is $6.4 million of our $10 million goal. Ms. Kullman in her remarks stressed the importance of the work done by the clubs and the impact the organization has on the lives of youth. She indicated that companies like DuPont will need skilled employees who are prepared to work in careers that are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related.

Over 100 people were in attendance. Tours of the work now completed at the H. Fletcher Brown Boys & Girls Club, as a result of the campaign, were offered to all, including the new "ACHIEVER’S CENTER” mentoring and technology center.

As we move now into the next phase of the campaign, we will be increasing the amount of promotion in order to generate greater awareness and broader community support. We welcome any ideas, as well as opportunities to promote the campaign at events, newsletters or other vehicles you may be aware of.

While we still have a ways to go to achieve our campaign goal we are well underway. Thanks to all who have helped us get this far. We are changing the lives of thousands of kids and your help and support is making a difference!

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