Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville Receives Grant from Crosser Family Foundation
The Tom & Soni Sheehan Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville (BGCN) recently received $27,500 in grants from the Crosser Family Foundation, a fund of Hamilton County Community Foundation, in support of its Teen Center programs and DEI Training in 2022.
The support of the Crosser Family Foundation will assist in providing a suite of programs that help teenagers with academic success, workforce readiness, social/emotional skills, leadership and volunteer programs, community service and inclusion events. Grant funds will also be used for recruitment events to welcome teens back into the facility that experienced closures due to pandemic capacity restrictions.
In addition, a portion of the grant will help fund training for board and staff members to ensure that the Club is creating an atmosphere that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. The Club supports kids, families, and communities embracing differences and promoting diversity among professional staff, Board of Directors, members, and volunteers. “BGCN places an emphasis on providing every teenager with meaningful support from positive adult role models in a relaxed, trusted setting,” stated BGCN Executive Director, Becky Terry. “Teens need a place where they feel safe to be themselves, they can explore ideas and they are able to hang out with friends. We strive to provide a welcoming, engaging and supportive environment where young people can develop the skills and self-confidence they need to pursue their dreams.”
The Crosser Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of our youth and their families in the communities that we live by providing them with everyday needs and opportunities to help them achieve a bright future while setting them up for success so they will grow to be healthy, responsible, active citizens in their communities. The Crosser Family Foundation was established by Janet R. Crosser and the late Richard H. Crosser in 2001. The foundation wishes to continue, celebrate and inspire philanthropy in our community today and in the future. Over the years, the foundation has given grants totaling over 3 million dollars to community groups, organizations and businesses focused on providing services to enrich the lives of youth and their families in local communities. The Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville provides high-quality, low-cost programs for youth members with the help of donors and sponsors. Between the Club, the Community Center and Camp Crosser, we provide opportunities for members to enjoy activities and experiences that help shape character and offer new perspectives. We are dedicated to inspiring and enabling all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens by promoting leadership, character, health and physical development.