Taco Bell gives grant to Boys & Girls Club

By The Mercury

Local teens from Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan received a $4,030 grant by the Taco Bell Foundation.

The funds will support “Explore More”, a teen program intended to enable and inspire teens to graduate high school and reach their full potential by going on more college visits across Kansas while getting them excited for their future.

“The Taco Bell Foundation for Teen’s generous support makes a meaningful impact on the lives of our Club teens,” said Kelly Carmody, program director. “It’s because of partnerships like this that we are able to offer the academic, career, and mentorship experiences that inspire our teen members to stay committed to earning their high school degree and move onto great things in life.” 

Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan is one of more than 300 teen-serving organizations nationwide to receive a portion of $3 million grant this year.

“Today’s teens are tomorrow’s leaders, and they need the support of every community, business and elected official in order to succeed,” said Regina Borda, managing director of the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens. “We are proud to support Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan and other like-minded community organizations that empower teens to live más and graduate from high school.”

Throughout its 20-year history, the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens has awarded more than $42 million in grants and scholarships through the ongoing support of its customers, employees, vendor partners and franchisees.

The Foundation also offers core programs that motivate teens to stay in school and provide job training to help them identify career opportunities and interests.

The Taco Bell Foundation Inc., also known as Taco Bell Foundation for Teens is a nonprofit public benefit corporation. Every year, the Foundation serves more than 100,000 teens in more than 180 communities across the country and awards more than 300 grants and scholarships annually focused on education and career preparedness. Since 1992, it awarded more than $42 million to support more than 1,000 teen-serving organizations in the U.S. with the help of ongoing customer, franchisee, employee and vendor partner donations.

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