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Finish Line Youth Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Announce New Partnership


Finish Line stores to prepare Boys & Girls Club youth for the

The Finish Line Youth Foundation is excited to announce a new
partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This new partnership
will impact the development of America's future workforce by supporting
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and local Clubs in the delivery of
high-quality workforce development programming. Finish Line stores will
provide hands-on career exploration to give Club kids and teens a fun,
behind the scenes look at a potential first job.

"Career-readiness programs at Boys & Girls Clubs help youth discover
their dreams and create a plan to achieve that dream," said Jim Clark,
president & CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "We are so thankful to
the Finish Line Youth Foundation for their dedication to making sure
kids and teens are prepared and equipped for today's fast-changing
workforce environment."

"Partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides our Finish Line
team a chance to impact youth in their communities," said Marty Posch,
President, Finish Line Youth Foundation. "Our program, One Step Ahead,
provides employees with skill based volunteering while kids gain hands
on experience of what it takes to enter the workforce and maintain

Finish Line's in-store and online fundraising campaign happening now
through September 2 supports a select number Boys & Girls Clubs as well
as national career readiness initiatives. 100 percent of donations will
benefit Boys & Girls Clubs.

To learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Finish Line
Youth Foundation partnership, visit

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has
enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as
productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,400 Clubs
serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and
community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing
and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families
in Boys & Girls Clubs of America-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S.
military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring
adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development
programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority
programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and
healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the
Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.
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About The Finish Line Youth Foundation

The Finish Line Youth Foundation makes a difference in the lives of
disadvantaged, youth with special needs and in communities where
employees and customers live, work and play. The Youth Foundation is a
national partner of Special Olympics and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The Foundation is also a dedicated corporate citizen to the Far Eastside
of Indianapolis. For more information, please visit our website and
follow on Twitter,
and Facebook.

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