House lawmakers honor Indiana Boys & Girls Clubs

House lawmakers honor Indiana Boys & Girls Clubs

Posted by: Erin Reece  | Thursday, February 11, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 11, 2016) – House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) led fellow House lawmakers today in honoring the Indiana Boys & Girls Clubs for their dedication to helping thousands of Hoosier children and teenagers in need.

Bosma authored a resolution, which passed the House of Representatives unanimously, to recognize the Boys & Girls Clubs and the services they provide. House Republicans and Democrats selected the organization as their charity for the 2016 session. A group of more than 50 students and club staff from across the state attended the resolution ceremony in the House Chamber.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs provide hope and opportunity to young people across our state,” Bosma said. "This organization is well-deserving of recognition and it was an honor to present them with a resolution today. Thanks to their efforts, many of our most vulnerable young people have access to a safe, positive environment where they can learn and grow."

Currently, there are 122 Boys & Girls Clubs in Indiana serving 99,000 Hoosier youth each year.

House lawmakers and staff continue to donate non-perishable food items, sports equipment, school and art supplies, books and other items throughout session. A team of legislators and staff volunteered Wednesday at the Lilly Unit Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis to help students with homework and assist with club projects.

Bosma encouraged Hoosiers to visit for more information or to contact a nearby club to learn how to help.