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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Joins unite4:good Movement as a Founding Affiliate to Provide Opportunity and Hope to Children and Youth Worldwide

Organizations and Individuals Come Together to Put the Nation's Adolescents First

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/11/14 -- In an effort to show unending love and support for children and youth of all ages as part of its global movement for humanity, unite4:good today announced that Boys & Girls Clubs of America has joined its coalition of charitable organizations as a Founding Affiliate.

Founded by the non-profit Bright Future International and philanthropist Anthony Melikhov, unite4:good is establishing a new standard in which acts of kindness and service become a part of daily life. Together, with the help of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, unite4:good will move closer to achieving its goal of inspiring recurring actions that demonstrate the movement's message of "inspire:empower:share:love."

"We're passionate about the success of today's young people," said Jim Clark, President & CEO, Boys & Girls Club of America. "What unite4:good is doing on a national scale is very inspiring, and the children and youth who participate in our programs will be directly impacted by the organization's movement. We look forward to working with unite4:good and witnessing change in the lives around us."

Both organizations are rooted in a similar belief that children are the future of the country and deserve a safe place to learn and grow. The unite4:good and Boys & Girls Clubs of America partnership will raise awareness of the life-enhancing programs made available by Boys & Girls Clubs of America for more than 100 years.

"unite4:good has been very strategic about which partnerships we enter into," says Anthony Melikhov, founder of unite4:good. "Our mission perfectly matches up with what Boys & Girls Clubs of America has been doing for so many years. This alliance makes perfect sense, and we are eager to bring acts of kindness and joy to millions of children worldwide."

Please join the conversation online at Facebook: facebook.com/unite4good.org & Twitter: @unite4good, @BGCA_Clubs using hashtag #unite4good.

About unite4:good
unite4:good is a revolutionary global movement that will establish a new standard whereby acts of kindness and service become so valued and celebrated that everyone chooses to make them a part of their daily life. Through empowering action, creating new programs, and uniting both individuals and organizations in innovative ways -- we will inspire positive and lasting change on a global scale. unite4:good will encourage everyone to inspire, empower, share and love. www.unite4good.org

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.

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