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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2006

 
MILE GIVES SACRAMENTO BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB A HELPING HAND
   

SACRAMENTO — A long-time admirer of the Boys and Girls Club of America, Minorities in Law Enforcement (MILE) will be sponsoring a summer counselor this summer at the Boys and Girls Clubs’ Lemon Hill/Teichert branch.

“Part of our mission is to give at-risk urban youth a better alternative to gang, drugs and violence — and few programs offer better opportunities than the Boys and Girls Club or America,” said MILE President Eli Molina.

MILE’s generous donation will help sponsor a counselor to work at the Lemon Hill branch during its busy summer months — where young people can learn life skills such as responsible decision-making, develop positive health and nutrition habits, play games, and learn transferable skills related to work, careers and higher education.

“We believe that programs such as these, along with efforts to reduce racial conflicts, are extremely important to improving the safety, health and economic security of California’s children,” said Stephen Walker, CEO of MILE. “We support them 100%.”

Click here for photos of the Boys and Girls Club presentation.

MILE is dedicated to providing viable alternatives to keep at-risk youth from turning to crime and supporting community-based prevention and intervention programs aimed at ending child abuse and neglect, drug use, gangs, unemployment and violence.