Aaron’s, Inc. retail store and The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve recently partnered to surprise teens at their Eller Clubhouse Keystone Club teen center, with all new furniture, entertainment and technology.
The redesign was inspired by the teens’ desire to have more places to study, have fun and have a place to relax. The Aaron’s Foundation earlier this year announced a three-year $5 million dollar partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Keystone Program, which helps teens build character and leadership skills.
“This partnership hopes to develop teens to take hold of their communities and create positive environments,” says Henri Rogers, Vice President of North Operations of Aaron’s, Inc.
The club is now beaming with beautiful colors, new Galaxy tablets, HP laptops, various board games, two entertainment areas with two flat screen TVs and a gaming system. It took the Aaron’s staff two days to redesign the clubhouse.
Teens poured in with extreme enthusiasm and were immediately impressed, cheering and clapping. “We are so excited to see our Eller Clubhouse teens’ ecstatic reactions to the redesigned Club”, says Jacquelyn Minor, Director of The Eller Clubhouse of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve.
The Keystone Club makeover at the Eller Clubhouse of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve includes an additional in-kind retail donation valued at $31,000.
This event was a very personal and exciting event, the staff was just as excited as the teens were. The excitement seem to stem from the hope of a better future for the teens to develop their community, academic achievements and personal relationships.
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