Boys & Girls Club changes name to Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis

3:57 PM, Apr 17, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis (KSDK) -- The Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club changed its name to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis.

For more than four decades, the Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club has helped serve children throughout the St. Louis area, and is changing its name to more strongly align the St. Louis program with the national brand, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Since 2007, Herbert Hoover has expanded beyond its flagship location at Sportsman's Park to three additional locations - Adams Park, Southeast Middle School and East Middle School - and currently serves nearly 10,000 youth in more than 90 area ZIP codes. Beyond these four locations, the organization recently assumed operations of Mentor St. Louis, a literacy-based mentoring program operating in five St. Louis elementary schools (Cote Brilliante, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Farragut, Jefferson and Sherman) that provides support to more than 500 students.

The core principles of the Club have not changed, and the group will continue to provide educational, vocational, recreational and social development programs to children ages six to 18.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis, or to donate, volunteer or join, visit www.bgcstl.com.

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