America Gives Back

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has teamed up with Charity Projects Entertainment Fund (CPEF)/Idol Gives Back to support the implementation of Power Hour in 180 local Boys & Girls Clubs across the country in high-poverty areas.


Selected Club sites are receiving a $25,000 grant each to enhance their execution of the program.

Power Hour: Making Minutes Count is an interactive, after-school homework assistance program for children aged 6 to 18 years. It is encourages young people to view homework as an opportunity to learn to work independently, successfully complete projects on time and feel positive about their school accomplishments. Unlike assignments done in class, Power Hour work is conducted in a non-threatening and fun after-school environment using “Homework Helpers,” adults or older students who supervise completion of a Club member’s homework.

CPEF ( is a new charitable organization established to raise money and awareness to help combat extreme poverty in the United States and throughout the world, particularly in Africa. CPEF’s mission is to use the power of entertainment to drive positive change to achieve its vision of creating a just world free from poverty. CPEF is inspired and supported by the United Kingdom charity that invented Red Nose Day.

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$1.54 Billion = Total revenues of all Clubs and the national organization.