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Grant will boost Boys & Girls Clubs program

SANTA FE – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe/Del Norte received a $5,000 grant provided by the Taco Bell Foundation to support more than 100 youth age 13-18.

The funding will go toward the Diplomas to Degrees program including career/college prep sessions, mentoring, providing resources and more, and other programs that empower Club members to graduate high school.

“We are thrilled to play a part in the Taco Bell Foundation’s investment in America’s youth,” said Roman Abeyta, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club. “When you come across another organization committed to championing education and empowering this nation’s next generation of leaders, you know there’s a special energy there. This mission we’re sharing is one with an enormous upside for our young people, our communities and our country at large.”

BGCSFDN is one of more than 350 organizations serving youth that will receive a portion of the nearly $6 million in grants being presented by the Taco Bell Foundation’s philanthropic arm this year.

“Young people have always been the heart and soul of our brand,” said Frank Tucker, president of the Taco Bell Foundation. “Expanding our impact in this community is one of the best ways we can support the passions of young people and create opportunities that help them unlock and reach their potential.”

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