Continuing Attorney General Donovan’s direction to get out and engage and give back to the communities we serve, the Environmental Protection Division spent June 5th volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington.
The Boys & Girls Club of Burlington serves youth from Burlington and Winooski during afterschool hours and over the summer by offering them a safe place, caring mentors, and “opportunities for dreams to come true.” The Club serves 250 children daily at its three locations in Burlington and – incredibly – served 25,515 hot dinners last year. 85% of the Club’s 2018 graduates are enrolled in post-secondary education and the Club awarded 30 college scholarships to Club graduates last year.
The Environmental Protection Division attorneys (and our summer law clerk) helped at the Boys & Girls Club by sorting school and art supplies, hanging artwork, cleaning and wiping down air duct vents, cleaning and tidying Club rooms, mopping and sweeping floors, and weeding around the Club’s main Clubhouse on Oak Street. Before our day of volunteer work, the Environmental Protection Division team got an introduction to the Club, its mission and its facilities during a “Great Futures Discovery Hour” tour offered by the Club staff.
We were very happy to have the opportunity to help the Club in any way we could and thank them for all the wonderful things they do for Vermont’s youth!
For more information on the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington please visit the Club’s website: https://www.bandgclub.org/
Last modified: June 6, 2019