One of the biggest challenges for low-income families in Palm Beach County is transportation. Without it, young people miss out on crucial life skills developed through afterschool activities. And the staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County sees this first-hand with the hundreds of children they serve annually.
Recently, the club received a much-needed new passenger van to transport local kids to and from activities, giving them access to more experiences and learning opportunities that will ultimately set them up for success in life. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County obtained the new van through a transportation grant it received from Bridgestone, the owner of Firestone auto care stores.
This van was delivered during an exciting surprise celebration, complete with food and fun for the kids.
The club is already using the van in many ways this school year, including out-of-school STEM activities, career advancement opportunities and more.