The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club will host an event on May 19, 2017, in honor of the local high school students who graduated in the Class of 2017. This celebration, was made possible through a $ 2,260 grant from the Taco Bell® Foundation.
“Graduation season is our favorite time of year. We’ve watched the young men and women in our community work so hard to get to this point and it’s a thrill to share in their joy of earning that diploma,” said Paige Smith, Executive Director of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club. “We appreciate the Taco Bell® Foundation for recognizing and celebrating our new grads and committing to our future ones through the Foundation’s long-term support right in Shreveport.”
The grant to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club is part of a partnership between the Taco Bell® Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support more young people through high school graduation and beyond.
“We founded the Taco Bell Foundation to invest in youth and to ignite their futures, starting with graduation. These youth are our customers, friends, families, employees and our future leaders,” said Frank Tucker Chief People Officer at Taco Bell and President for the Taco Bell Foundation. “Our partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America provides an opportunity to deliver on our commitment to ensure youth are empowered to graduate from high school and go onto pursue their dreams. We’re proud of the effort put forth by every youth being honored at this wonderful event.”