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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County Wins Jefferson Award

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County Wins Jefferson Award

In acknowledgment of excellence in providing service to the public in Sonoma County, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has selected Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County for  the prestigious Jefferson Award in Public Service. 

Established in 1972 by Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis; US Senator Robert Taft, Jr; and Sam Beard, a staffer to Bobby Kennedy, the Jefferson Awards Program is a national recognition system designed to highlight public service to America. It serves as a complement to local recognition efforts, tying winners into regional and national media systems.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County is extremely proud to not only be a local leader in the area of youth development and education, but also to have received significant recognition on a national level. Since 2014, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County has received six national awards from Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Awards were given in the areas of character and leadership development, innovation and safety, overall program participation and attendance, and overall program excellence.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County serves nearly 6,000 youth a year at 32 locations throughout Cloverdale, Geyserville, Healdsburg, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Windsor, Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park. The Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. The organization seeks to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

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