UPS grant to aid SQB&G Club kids educations

The key to a great future is education, and now, thanks to a grant from United Parcel Service (UPS), the South Queens Boys & Girls (SQB&G) Club will be able to help more teens in their quests for higher learning.

The club recently received a $29,000 grant from the UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS. The grant will be used to fund the Club’s Foundation for Achievement program, which gives teens in the Richmond Hill area access to free SAT and Regents preparation courses.

In addition to test preparation, program participants will also receive guidance on applying for college as well as have access to college tours through planned trips.

“We are excited to start our Foundation for Achievement program this coming January,” said Carol Simon, Executive Director of the SQB&G Club. “Thanks to the generous support of the UPS Foundation we will be able to provide our youth with test preparation courses that they desperately need,”

Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, GA, The UPS Foundation identifies specific areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, The UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: non-profit effectiveness, economic and global literacy, encouraging diversity, community safety and environmental sustainability.

In 2008, The UPS Foundation distributed $46.9 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as the SQB&G Foundation for Achievement and provide support for building stronger communities.

“The UPS Foundation is committed to funding impactful programs that make a meaningful difference in our communities – so we are proud to support South Queens Boys & Girls Club’s efforts to provide free test preparation classes to area teens,” said Ken Sternad, president of The UPS Foundation.

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