Boys & Girls Clubs of America and L.L. Bean announced a two-year partnership to expand the organization’s sports and recreation programming at Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide.
This partnership marks Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s first national program of its kind with an outdoor partner, and it will integrate “Social Recreation” through hands-on learning and emotional wellness activities. It also aims to reduce barriers youth may face with outdoor recreation, offering unique and engaging experiences in the outdoors.
Additionally, through Outdoor Discovery Programs (ODPs) at select Boys & Girls Clubs, L.L. Bean will offer expert guides on-site to help youth explore a range of outdoor activities.
“The experience of the outdoors is a special one, especially for young people. Access to the outdoors is proven to reduce stress and improve wellbeing,” said Jim Clark, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “This exciting partnership with L.L. Bean will be instrumental in our ability to help youth enjoy, connect with, and learn more about nature, as well as promoting positive leisure time and appreciation for the environment.”
This program is a part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s commitment to engage and support youth through activity and recreation. Combining interpersonal skills, physical fitness, health education, and fun, Boys & Girls Clubs offers a range of sports and recreation programs designed to help Club members positively engage with others, their health, and their emotional wellness.
Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s partnership with L.L. Bean here