Texanthropy Spotlight: Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County
Earlier this week I attended the Great Futures Luncheon in Lake Jackson, benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County. I was joined by local leaders and community members in recognizing the Club for providing a safe place for children to learn and thrive, and to also help support the Club and its programs and mission.
According to the Club’s CEO, Amber Newman, one of the most pressing issues facing the youth of Brazoria County is the growing threat of human and sex trafficking. Luckily, the Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County has stepped up and accepted this challenge, and plays a huge role in helping protect the youth in the communities it serves from these dangers.
Through its invaluable support systems and resources, the Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County is helping to provide a critical foundation for children to succeed now and in the future. They are opening their eyes to the many opportunities that are available for them, opportunities they didn’t even know existed. They are also protecting them from threats and dangers that they didn’t even know existed – threats like human and sex trafficking.
I was thrilled that Andrea Sparks, Director of the Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team, was able to join me at the luncheon. Andrea spoke about the Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team’s efforts to eradicate child sex trafficking. She also encouraged attendees to learn more about how to identify potential victims, and to support organizations like Boys and Girls Clubs that are working to protect kids from exploitation.
Thank you to the Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County, as well as the local leaders, community members, businesses, and everyone who supports their mission of helping the youth in their community reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.