Darden Digest: Striving for High School Diplomas and Bright Futures

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Darden Digest: Striving for High School Diplomas and Bright Futures

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From @Darden_News & @DardenCitizen: http://bit.ly/1bbKP9w @OliveGarden President talks about his proud involvement with @BGCA_Clubs

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Olive Garden President Dave George presents the Boys & Girls Club of America Champion of Youth Award to Bank of America. Geri Thomas, Georgia Market President for Bank of America, accepted the award.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 1:45pm

This year 1 million high school students, one in four, are projected to fail to graduate with their classes. However, one organization is working tirelessly to reduce these statistics. The Boys & Girls Club of America (BGCA) works to create “bright futures” for our youth across the nation. Twenty-eight percent of BGCA alumni say they would have dropped out of high school if not for their involvement with a local Boys & Girls Club. And more than half of BGCA alumni say BGCA saved their lives. It’s truly an organization that provides a powerful conduit to affect our communities and future leaders.

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Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | Boys & Girls Club of America | Darden Restaurants | Dave George | Olive Garden | awards | community | darden foundation | gala | recipe for success

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