In 2011, Resorts World Casino New York City and Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens came together in support of the Club’s vision to uplift the youth of the community, empowering them with the tools needed to lead healthy and successful lives from PreK through High School. Today, that partnership has proven essential for the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens to fulfill their mission to enable young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
“Our partnership with Resorts World Casino New York City over the years has helped us improve on the programs we offer and expand our reach. Their continued support allows us to obtain supplies for programs like STEM and ArtScience, hire and train new staff, and touch other communities in Queens that are underserved” said Executive Director David Kupecky.
Whether being a presenting sponsor at the Club’s annual “Youth of the Year” gala or kicking-off their year-end giving campaign, Resorts World has propelling the Club toward achieving their goal of creating more opportunities for kids each year. This year, the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens will impact the lives of over 4,000 kids and their families, many coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.
For over 60 years, Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens (BGCMQ) has been the cornerstone of youth development in the greater Queens area. BGCMQ provides quality afterschool programs that enhance the educational, emotional, social, and physical development of youth. Members seek refuge in the Club and benefit from its safe, stable and positive environment, supportive staff, and engaging, constructive activities. The Club serves youth between the ages of 5 and 18 annually, averaging over 950 children per day, from Richmond Hill, South Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Woodhaven, Jamaica, Howard Beach, Kew Gardens, and parts of Brooklyn.