/C O R R E C T I O N -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America/
July 13, 2020 at 16:25 PM EDT
In the news release, Boys & Girls Clubs Of America Hosting Virtual Teen Conference July 24, issued 13-Jul-2020 by Boys & Girls Clubs of America over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that there have been wording changes throughout the text. The complete, corrected release follows:Boys & Girls Clubs Of America Hosting Virtual Teen Conference July 24Presented by Aaron's, Inc., the 53rd annual conference will feature special celebrity guests and a half day of inspiring sessions; Available to youth ages 14-18, parents, high school and youth groups are invited to register their teens.
ATLANTA, July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America is excited to announce it will host its first ever virtual National Keystone Conference on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 2-5PM EST and all teens are invited to participate. Presented by Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) the Keystone Conference is where nearly 1,500 teen leaders from across the country come together to lift up their voices and advocate for change in their communities. The 2020 Keystone Conference was scheduled to be in Washington, D.C. this month but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the in-person event was cancelled.
The theme of this year's conference is "We the Youth Declare We Will Be Heard, Seen and United." Teens will have the opportunity to discover their passions, voice their concerns, create a plan and take action through various breakout sessions throughout the afternoon. The National Keystone Conference is led by an all-teen steering committee representing communities from across the country, including native lands and U.S. military installations worldwide.
"This year our teens are facing new challenges unlike ever before," said Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "From the COVID-19 pandemic to the fight against racial injustice, teens are overwhelmed, and they need a safe place to ask questions and let their voices be heard. Thanks to Aaron's, Inc., now thousands of teens will have the opportunity to find their purpose, be an advocate among their peers and take lessons learned from the conference back to their communities."
In 2018, Aaron's announced a three-year, $5 million renewal of its national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Keystone Program, helping teens develop their character and leadership skills in hopes of helping them reach their potential and create positive change in the community. Keystone Club teen centers provide members ages 14-18 an environment to "Own their Future" by planning and participating in activities that focus on community service, academic success, career preparation and teen outreach.
"Aaron's is proud to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to bring this year's Keystone Conference to teens worldwide," said John Robinson, CEO of Aaron's, Inc. "Although these are challenging times, my hope is that teens will use this opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and confidence to create a better future for themselves. We're so honored to help teens raise their voices and ignite change in their communities."
All teens, not just teens from Boys & Girls Clubs, are invited to participate. To register your teen(s), visit https://na.eventscloud.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=553256&.
For more information about Keystone and the Aaron's and Boys & Girls Clubs of America partnership, click here.
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