Taco Bell Foundation and Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia honor students

Published 7:54 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Georgia hosted an event in honor of the more  than 20 rising upperclassmen an students. The celebration, which recognized just a few of the many achievements of Boys & Girls Club members throughout the community was made possible through a $5,000 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 Tavari Turner, interim unit director of Boys & Girls Clubs of West Georgia “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 LaGrange.”

The grant to Boys & Girls Clubs of West Georgia 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.”