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Couple facilitates new community partnership among university, school district and Club to support local youth

Club Alum Gives Back in Texas

Colette and Larry Young have been actively involved with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for many years. Larry, a Club alum and retired CEO of Dr Pepper Snapple who now serves on the Keurig Dr Pepper board of directors, was indispensable to the 2015 launch of the Boys & Girls Clubs Alumni and Friends group.

Collette, his wife, is also a longtime supporter of and a trustee for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Recently, she played an integral role facilitating a new community partnership among Texas A&M University (Commerce campus), the Commerce Independent School District and the Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Texas. The new alliance supports after-school programs at local schools, including $65,000 in annual funding to hire Boys & Girls Club staff. The agreement also offers Texas A&M work-study students in appropriate fields to gain experiences as mentors to Club youth.

The support Colette and Larry provide Boys & Girls Clubs continues to make a positive impact on young people everywhere. To learn how you can support a Boys & Girls Club and advocate for the youth of your community, go to bgca.org/get-involved now.

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