Dear Editor:

Members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, Keystone Teen Leadership Club are planning to attend the 50th National Keystone Conference March 2-4 in Chicago, Illinois. This year, 30 deserving teens will attend the Keystone Conference. Your sponsorship will underwrite a member to attend and continue to strengthen the community service results of our Keystone Club. Keystone Club is a dynamic program for members ages 14-18, that allows teens to participate in activities in three focus areas: Academic Success, Career Exploration, and Community Service.

Keystone’s overall goal is to have a positive impact on members, the Boys & Girls Clubs, and community with the help of adult advisers. At Keystone’s heart are the ideals of character and leadership development. Members learn first-hand the importance of exhibiting compassion, tolerance, responsibility, and citizenship.

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At the Keystone Conference in Chicago, attendees will have the opportunity to attend sessions that focus on issues currently impacting teens, and technological needs for Keystone groups. They will also celebrate what they have done over the year with Keystone members from all over the world. Attendees will also take part in a massive community service project, visit local colleges, and shadow local businesspeople.

There are many opportunities to sponsor our teens for this important conference: Full Conference Sponsor - $800, Hotel Room - $175, Ground Transportation - $500, Conference Registration Fee - $135 or Baggage Fees - $50. Please contact us at 908-687-7976 x4 for information or to sponsor a teen for this important conference.