Who we are.
Alumni & Friends represents a global network of former Club members and passionate supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs. The mission of Alumni & Friends is to advance the development of Club alumni and enable all young people to reach their full potential. We are advocates, donors and champions for Clubs and youth. We serve as a peer network of support and resource for young Alumni transitioning into life beyond the Clubhouse. We provide access to exclusive scholarships and career opportunities dedicated to advance Club alumni.
Our National Sponsor.
Dr. Pepper Snapple Group has donated $1,000,000 over three years to launch Alumni & Friends and a “Stay Connected” campaign that will engage and support new Club alumni who are graduating from high school. The “Stay Connected” campaign will aim to register graduating seniors as alumni, promote readiness for college and careers by providing online tools, tips and resources, and connect them to a network of passionate and dedicated alumni who can provide valuable guidance and mentorship through the Alumni & Friends network. We thank Dr Pepper Snapple Group for their generous support!
Our National Spokesperson.
Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has much to be proud of. The first player to be named the NBA’s Player of the Week after the first week of his career, and the youngest to be named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, he has also found success in music and film. Yet the Newark Boys & Girls Club alumnus remembers his roots. As national spokesperson for Alumni & Friends, Shaquille serves as an ambassador helping to champion our messaging in recruiting and engaging alumni as part of the network