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Indiana Boys & Girls Club host legislative lunch

Posted: Friday, February 27, 2015

Indiana Governor Mike Pence attended Tuesday’s Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs’ Legislative Lunch in the South Atrium of the Indiana Statehouse. The event showcased the collective footprint of Boys & Girls Clubs across the state, including thirty-eight separate Club organizations, and to celebrate the nine year partnership of serving Indiana’s Kids.

The program, Indiana’s Kids (formerly Mitch’s Kids, named after former Governor Mitch Daniels) has helped almost 40,000 youth increase reading and math skills since it launched in 2006. “This support from the state of Indiana has allowed the Clubs to focus on those kids who need us most,” said Ray Black, executive director of the Lide White Memorial Boys & Girls Club. “The partnership has developed a history of helping kids achieve their dream of becoming self-sufficient young adults.”

Tuesday’s event drew over ninety members of the Senate and House of Representatives, Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell, and State Auditor Suzanne Crouch. Guest legislators met with Club officials from their districts to learn about the impact of Indiana’s Kids locally and several had a chance to take pictures with youth members.

The event was capped with leadership from the Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs presenting a photo collage of youth members across Indiana to Governor Pence and to officials from Serve Indiana, in honor of the program’s success.

The Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County is part of the Indiana Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs. Individuals attending from the Huntington Club include, from left, Austin Burnworth, Jordan Medsker, Craig Martin, Gabbie Minick and Selena Burnworth.