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BALTIMORE AREA SALVATION ARMY AWARDED BANK OF AMERICA GRANT FOR BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB PROGRAM

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Released 20 July 2009

On June 29, the Baltimore Area Command of the Salvation Army received a grant for $15,000 from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support its Franklin Square Boys and Girls Club program.

The Charitable Foundation is part of Bank of America's corporate philanthropy initiative. Grants are awarded locally by the foundation to organizations focused on strengthening neighborhoods and fostering community leadership.

The programs at the Franklin Square Boys and Girls Club aim to enhance the lives of at-risk youth between the ages of 6 and 18 in Baltimore City. The club offers the children an opportunity to interact with others in a structured and supervised environment. The goal of the Club's many programs is to prepare children and teenagers for a successful transition into adulthood.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grant will go toward funding the after-school programs of the Franklin Square Boys and Girls Club. Programs include a required hour of tutoring and homework help each day, activities reinforcing the importance of responsibility to teenagers, and education focusing on gang prevention.

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To interview Baltimore Area Commander Major Roger Coulson, call Betsy Charlow at 410-662-4573.


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