To help young people meet the workforce challenges of tomorrow, they need safe spaces, positive mentors and work experiences today. That's why Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Banfield Pet Hospital are partnering to offer career exploration opportunities to teens.
Banfield's National Partnership supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Workforce Readiness and STEM education opportunities, by introducing Club youth to careers within Veterinary Medicine. We are in Year 2 of our partnership and will complete 20 Employee Engagements across 20 different markets. Banfield was also Gold sponsor of National Keystone Conferece, hosting the "Welcome Reception" in 2022, and will again participate as a Bronze Sponsor for the 2023 partnership.
According to a 2020 study by Banfield Pet Hospital, an estimated 75 million pets in the United States may not have access to the veterinary care they need by 2030, with an important factor being a critical shortage of veterinarians. Further, with nearly 90% of veterinary professionals identifying as white according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need to not only increase the number of veterinary professionals in the United States but also diversify the talent pipeline is a critical focus area for the industry.
MyFuture provides members with a safe, fun digital platform to showcase their work and earn recognition in the form of stars, badges and master badges. It’s a space where kids can interact with each other – free from the prospect of cyberbullying – and share their accomplishments locally and nationally. It’s a great way to experience BGCA’s digital programming, make friends and build a positive self-image through online achievement.
Banfield Pet Hospital was founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1955 and today is a pioneer in preventive veterinary care with more than 1,000 general veterinary hospitals in 42 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. More than 3,600 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care to over three million pets annually. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, Banfield is committed to its purpose — A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®— because pets make a better world for us. Press seeking additional information are invited to call the Media Hotline: (888) 355-0595.
Every day, 15 million kids leave school with no place to go.