Chrysler’s Imported From Detroit™ trademark continues to inspire everyone who gets knocked down to get back up, to persevere even when it looks bleak, and to help others with that indefatigable Detroit Spirit. Chrysler is proud to partner with local organizations to help in their dedication to solving problems and lifting up the community. This month, we’re taking a look at one of our Imported From Detroit partners, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan have been “saving lives” since 1926. For children who live with incredibly difficult family problems, poverty, failing grades or other situations through no fault of their own, the BGCSM serve as a “home away from home.” With 13 club sites around Southeastern Michigan, the Boys & Girls Clubs serve an astounding 23,000 kids in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties.
Programming at BGCSM is centered on providing a safe haven in which children can participate in development programs, sporting activities, and events in order to help them grow into “responsible, self-reliant, and caring individuals.” Instead of being alone or at risk after school – the hours in which many dangerous situations and destructive habits occur – children are given a place to develop.
Children who become involved with BGCSM are much more likely to graduate high school, college, earn more money, and less likely to drop out, use drugs, and become a teen parent. The results speak for themselves and we’re proud that IFD and BGCSM are partners to positively impact local youth – and our future leaders.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Imported From Detroit merchandise go directly to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan.
For more information and to learn about volunteer opportunities, please visit http://www.bgcsm.org/