Fluor Corporation Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to Serve Our
Country's Military Youth
ATLANTA, March 8, 2013
Partnership to help address the unique needs of military youth as they face
the tough challenges of frequent relocation and parent deployment
ATLANTA, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of
America (BGCA) announced today a three-year partnership with Fluor
Corporation, one of the world's largest engineering, construction and
maintenance service companies, to serve our country's military youth and
professionals on U.S. military installations. On average, military youth
relocate six to nine times between kindergarten and graduation. In addition to
facing the usual challenges associated with adolescence, military youth
encounter unique challenges associated with the frequent deployments of their
To respond to these challenges, Fluor will sponsor an annual Military Teen
Summit to give youth a forum for developing effective communication and
resiliency skills. This year's Summit, to be held in March, will bring
together a selected group of 65 military teens who will develop action plans
for encouraging other military youth at their Clubs and in their communities.
Fluor's support will also enable BGCA to offer specialized programs in
on-installation Clubs, and resiliency training to Club staff helping youth
develop skills to overcome unique hardships associated with military families.
"At the heart of our organization is a passion to make a difference in the
lives of young people across the country. This includes providing our military
youth with the vital support they need as their parents and guardians protect
and serve our country," said Terrill Wicks, national vice president, Military
& Outreach Services, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "We are excited to partner
with Fluor Corporation, a company which supports the men and women who have
served in the Armed Forces by providing career opportunities as they
transition from military to civilian professions."
"We are proud to be able to support the women and men of the Armed Forces at
more than 50 military installations, domestic and abroad. In our philanthropic
efforts, we also strive to have a positive impact on the lives of military
personnel and their families," said Fluor Chairman and CEO David Seaton. "Our
range of support to military service members and veterans includes providing
educational scholarships, building specially adapted homes, and participating
in a national initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful
employment. We look forward to partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America
to serve military youth and equip them with essential leadership and life
Since 1991, BGCA has provided services to children of military personnel, a
significant resource to these families. Currently, BGCA serves almost 500,000
youth on U.S. military installations through membership and outreach, and
16,000 children of military personnel at 1,200 traditional Clubs.
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 American
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.
About Fluor Corporation
For more than 100 years, Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has partnered with its
clients to design, build and maintain many of the world's most challenging and
complex capital projects. Through its global network of offices on six
continents, more than 40,000 employees provide comprehensive capabilities and
world-class expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, construction,
commissioning, fabrication, operations, maintenance and project management.
Today, the company serves a global client base in the energy, chemicals,
government, industrial, infrastructure, operations & maintenance,
manufacturing & life sciences, mining, power and transportation sectors.
Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Fluor ranks 124 on the FORTUNE 500 list and
had revenue of $27.6 billion in 2012. For more information, visit
SOURCE Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Contact: Jetaun Adkins, BGCA, +1-404-487-5945, firstname.lastname@example.org
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