Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Toyota believe in making life easier for those who need us most and helping young people chart a path to a great future.
Supporting the Youth of the Year Program
For more than 50 years, Toyota has brought the “Toyota Way” – Respect for People and Continuous Improvement – to community organizations across America. As a corporate citizen, Toyota is dedicated to inspiring the next generations of engineers, thinkers and leaders who will help drive the American economy.
As the Signature Sponsor of the Youth of the Year program, Toyota is committed to elevating BGCA’s industry-leading youth leadership platform. In addition to their YOY programmatic sponsorship, Toyota has provided a brand new Corolla to each National Youth of the Year since 2010, along with financial support to offset the costs of automobile ownership.
Over 400 Toyota Financial Services (TFS) team members serve as mentors to teens who participate in BGCA’s youth development programs and have logged over 20,000 volunteer hours. All 39 TFS offices, including Puerto Rico, are partnered with a local Boys & Girls Club in their area. Toyota associates, at all levels of the organization, volunteer with Clubs, including former TFS President & CEO, Mike Groff, who serves as a National Trustee for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Since 2007, through its "Making Life Easier” program, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has provided local Boys & Girls Club members, alumni and staff with resources to help ensure that all youth have access to a quality education. TFS has provided more than $2.4 million in academic scholarships for more than 560 Boys & Girls Club alumni and staff and supported thousands of middle- and high-school youth with mentorships, internships and financial or career programs to help them become productive and caring adults.
T-TEN (Technician Training Education Network) is a partnership between community colleges, vocational schools and Toyota and Lexus dealerships to provide industry-leading automotive technician training. The T TEN automotive technician training program helps strengthen our ongoing commitment to provide every Toyota and Lexus owner with the most satisfying experience possible. Toyota and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are working to grow the program and make it available to local Boys & Girls Clubs and other community partners. To see how this industry-leading automotive technician training network is helping to develop and place thousands of people in rewarding careers, visit www.t-ten.com.
To learn more about Toyota’s commitment to the community, visit TFSintheCommunity.com.
Toyota builds more than just great cars. It helps build strong communities by partnering with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. To date, Toyota has contributed more than $700 million to nonprofits in the U.S. and shares its production know-how with nonprofits to help them find better ways of doing their work.
Toyota, the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we've built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America. Click here for more information.