Mar 08 2018

Blunt Receives Congressional Champion of Youth Award from Boys and Girls Clubs of America

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, received the Congressional Champion of Youth Award from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

“The Boys and Girls Clubs of America offer a safe, encouraging environment that provides kids a foundation for life-long success,” said Blunt. “At a recent visit to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis, I was incredibly impressed with the scope of programs and activities they offer to help kids stay healthy, engaged in their communities, and on track in all of their personal, educational, and professional goals. I’m proud to support the important work they do, and honored to receive the Congressional Champions of Youth Award.”

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U.S Senator Roy Blunt (center) receives Congressional Champion of Youth

Award from David A. Smith, President, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (left) and Dr. Flint Fowler, President, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (right)

As Labor/HHS subcommittee chairman, Blunt has prioritized resources for 21st Century Community Learning Centers, which provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.