Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County received a grant award from The Westfield Foundation of $20,000 to support their expanded Career Launch Program. Elizabeth Chance, Executive Director of The Westfield Foundation, along with Trustees Darielle Walsh and Claudia Andreski, visited the Union Club to present the award to Russell Triolo, CEO.

Support from The Westfield Foundation will allow Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County to continue offering expanded services Career Launch services to teens as they prepare for higher education and ultimately, their future in the workforce.

“Our partnership with The Westfield Foundation reaches beyond our Clubs,” stated Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer. “The expanded Career Launch program provides our teens with additional resources and access to tools and professionals that will give them an advantage as they enter college and the workforce. Their generous support allows us to reach more teens in our communities and bring the program to middle school members as well.”

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County offers Career Launch as part of teen programs. Teens are introduced to a variety of aspects of career and higher education preparation, including preparing resumes, college entrance applications, essays, researching colleges and universities, interview preparation, and meeting career mentors. Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County is celebrating 60 years of changing lives in Union County!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County offers youth programs in 5 communities in Union County: Plainfield, Elizabeth, Union, Hillside and Roselle. Teen leadership programs for ages 14-18 are available in Union, Elizabeth and Plainfield. Members participate in character, leadership, career preparation and community service activities throughout the year.

Aquatics is available at our Union Club.

For information on our clubs and programs, please visit our website www.bgcuc.org or contact us 908-687-2697. The Westfield Foundation The Westfield Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in Westfield and its surrounding communities to advance the arts, cultural activities, civic, health and human services, community development and historical resources.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.