Andson Foundation Hosts Faces of the Future Breakfast for Educational Programs for Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 19, 2013 – The Andson Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson will host the Second Annual Faces of the Future Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 26 for anyone who would like to learn about the foundation’s educational programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs, provide financial support or volunteer. The FREE breakfast will be held at the Southern Highlands Boys & Girls Club, located at 10900 Southern Highlands Parkway. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. For reservations, call (702) 785-0020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the past three years, the Andson Foundation has been helping kids learn the skills they need to succeed in today’s world, and Faces of the Future 2013 will celebrate the impact of Andson Foundation’s Homework Help & Tutoring Program conducted in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson,” said Ken Rubeli, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson. “Success comes with a good support system, and the Andson Foundation is playing a vital role in our efforts to serve the community. With the foundation’s help, we hope to instill a love of learning in our children and the merit of working hard.”
Offered at no cost to club members, students receive help with homework troubles and one-to-one or small group tutoring in reading, math, social studies and science at seven different Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson locations (listed below) for two hours Monday through Thursday. In just a few years, the after-school program has grown from 150 to 700 students in daily attendance and employs a staff of more than 35 certified teachers from the Clark County School District, along with several aides from Nevada State College’s Federal Work Study Program.
“We identified the need to assist students who are falling behind due to the ongoing budget cuts in education or have financially stressed parents too busy to help,” said Sonia McTaggart-Anderson, managing director and co-founder of the Andson Foundation. “On average, the program cost per student for 2012 equated to $714 totaling $500,000 annually, which has been 100 percent funded by our founders. Through the Faces of the Future event, we hope to build lifelong relationships with active and community-oriented individuals interested in helping the Andson Foundation with its mission to develop strong study habits and help children achieve promising futures.”
The Andson Foundation is committed to promoting and teaching financial education throughout Clark County. In addition to helping almost 700 students at Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson locations, it provides homework and tutoring assistance to students through its partnership with St. Jude’s Ranch for Children in Boulder City and Communities in Schools at Jim Bridger Middle School. As part of the “Piggy Bank” project with United Way’s YPS, Junior Achievement and Silver States Schools Credit Union, the foundation is delivering interactive financial lessons each month to more than 525 students at Walter Bracken Elementary School. Additionally, in collaboration with Communities in Schools, financial literacy classes recently began at Chaparral High School.
About Andson Foundation
The Andson Foundation, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the education of students through financial literacy and supplementary educational activities. Since inception in late 2010, it has developed structured curriculums both in financial literacy and academics pertaining to students of all ages, as well as young adults. Today, the Andson Foundation has expanded its focus to include several other educational programs and mentoring aimed at increasing the instructional time to students and bringing back the much-needed educational emphasis. For more information, www.andson.org, facebook.com/andsonfoundation and twitter.com/andson_org.
About Boys and Girls Clubs of Henderson
Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson operates several facilities in Southern Nevada, serving youth in Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Southern Highlands. The Clubs provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future through a variety of daily creative, fun, and educational programs. For information, visit www.bgchenderson.org or call (702) 565-6568.
Apache Pines Club,9552 W. Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Mary and Sam Boyd Club,1608 Moser Drive, Henderson, NV 89011
Silver Pines Club, 6650 E. Russell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89122
John C. Kish Club,401 Drake Street, Henderson, NV 89015
Marker Club, 1030 Center Street, Henderson, NV 89015
Montandon Club,2627 Donna Street, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Southern Highlands Club, 10900 Southern Highlands Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89141