Boys & Girls Clubs of Maryland held a Legislative Breakfast on March 8, 2023 at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis, MD, which brought Maryland legislators together with Club representatives to share the impact of Boys & Girls Clubs across the state. Y’landa Burch, Executive Director of Maryland Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs shared her passion for ensuring that young people across the state have access to critical Boys & Girls Club programs. We were honored to have the First Lady of Maryland, Dawn Moore, speak and recognize the importance of Boys & Girls Clubs on the lives of our state’s young people. Remarks were provided by Senators Antonio Hayes and Steve Hershey to encourage others to join them in championing our youth.
Both Maryland Youth of the Year joined legislators as Club representatives and spoke on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club Movement. Amari, from Joint Base Andrews Youth Programs introduced the First Lady of Maryland and recognized how Maryland Governor, Wes Moore, is working to advocate for youth at Title 1 schools and support military youth and families. Jamison, from Boys & Girls Clubs of Carroll County shared the impact being a Club member has had on her life. She spoke to legislators about the opportunities she has had being Maryland Youth of the Year and how these opportunities have taught her valuable skills she will be able to use in endeavors for the rest of her life.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Maryland thanks First Lady of Maryland, Dawn Moore, Senator Antonio Hayes, Senator Steve Hershey, Senator Arthur Ellis, Senator Michael Jackson, Senator Malcolm Augustine, Senator Cory McCray, Senator Anthony Muse, Senator Mike McKay, Senator Guy Guzzone, Secretary Jake Day, Department of Housing & Community Development, State of Maryland, William Jernigan, the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth & Victim Services along with every state legislator who joined us for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Maryland Legislative Breakfast for taking an interest in Maryland’s young people. We urge you to support policies that positively impact youth, and by extension all Marylanders. Boys & Girls Clubs in Maryland will leave no child behind, as we continue to grow across the state and serve every single county.