Lincoln Financial Foundation, founded by Lincoln Financial Group, has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte to support its “Power Hour” program, an initiative more vital than ever in the age of distance learning.
The “Power Hour” program is designed to enable all youth to be effective, engaged learners who are on track to graduate with a plan for the future. Activities focus on helping children to build skills such as collaboration, knowledge construction, accessing and analyzing information, critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective written and verbal communication. “Power Hour” helps Club members to develop many of these skills through intensive homework assistance from the Club’s Youth Development Professionals and volunteers.
“As most of the students in our community are learning virtually, the ‘Power Hour’ homework assistance program at our Clubs is critical,” said Marty Clary, executive director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte. “Thanks to Lincoln Financial Foundation’s generous gift, our members are able to use technology and work collaboratively with their peers and Club staff to develop academically. These are difficult times for our youth, but this donation to such an important program will ensure our members are staying on grade level and are well prepared for the next stage in their educational pursuits.”
Thank you, Lincoln Financial Foundation, for your support of youth in our community!