DURHAM, N.C., August 11, 2010 – GEICO recently pledged its support to the John Avery Boys & Girls Club, Durham for Project Learn offered in afterschool and summer camp programs.
Project Learn is one of the Club’s featured programs that helps educate children by focusing on interactive activities and positive reinforcement. GEICO becomes the partner of John Avery for the 2010/2011 school year.
“We are so grateful to GEICO for providing funding for Project Learn in 2010. This grant is an investment in the lives of our children, and it will pay dividends for many years,” said Sheila Ryba, executive director of the John Avery Boys & Girls Club, Durham. “These children are our future. Durham and the world beyond will be better because we believed in them and supported their growth and development.”
John Avery Boys & Girls Club serves approximately 600 children every year through its After-School and Summer FUN Camp programs. John Avery aims to make a fundamental difference in the lives of all youth and provides a safe alternative for youth between the ages of six and 18.
“GEICO is proud to partner with the John Avery Boys & Girls Club, Durham,” said Joe Thomas, regional vice president of GEICO. “GEICO’s had long-standing relationships with other Boys & Girls Club chapters and we are excited to establish this new partnership. This chapter does outstanding work and we’re glad that we can help contribute to the success they bring to the community.”
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About John Avery Boys & Girls Club
The John Avery Boys & Girls Club (JABGC) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and protecting children while preserving the beauty and innocence of childhood. JABGC daily serves approximately 600 children every year through After-School and Summer FUN Camp. John Avery aims to make a fundamental difference in the lives of all youth, but especially those who need guidance the most by providing a safe alternative for youth between the ages of six and 18.