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The Great American Promise is at Risk for Kids in LA

The Great American Promise has always been the opportunity for a great future. Today, that promise is at risk. That’s because poverty affects close to half a million children in LA and has devastating effects on their education, workforce participation, earning potential, and social and emotional well-being.
1 out of 4 children in
Los Angeles County live in poverty.
1 out of 4 teens drop out of high school; high school dropouts are 8 times more likely to become incarcerated and 3 times more likely to be unemployed.

Only half (53%) of Los Angeles County youth are in the healthy weight zone.

We’re Built to Reverse the Stats

At BGCMLA, we ensure that all our Clubs’ programs are making a real impact and are sustainable. This means our Clubs are better equipped to help their members stay on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrate good character and citizenship, and live a healthy lifestyle. 

Learn how we are committed to doing things right.


 Partnership Highlight!

We recently partnered with Panera Bread’s Preservatives with a Purpose campaign.

The closure of Bell Gardens left a void in the community for after school care, something Police Chief Robert Barnes attributes to a recent uptick in youth crime.

Armed with tubs of paint made from artificial preservative Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), tins of varnish made from Tertiary Butylhydroquinone (TBHQ), and rubber tiles containing Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), the Panera team set about returning the club to its former glory.

The new paint job, rubber dance floor and varnished wooden basketball court was unveiled to the Bell Gardens community on March 19. Local kids and parents were invited to take part in basketball clinics, hip hop dance classes and mural painting, amongst other activities.

The day concluded with a feast of clean, preservative-free Panera sandwiches, soups and salads.

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