skip to nav skip to content

Andson Foundation Hosts Faces of the Future Breakfast to Benefit Educational Programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson

  • Print
Description:

The Andson Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson will host the Second Annual Faces of the Future Breakfast on Tuesday, Feb. 26 for anyone who would like to learn about the foundation’s educational programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs, provide financial support or volunteer. The FREE breakfast will be held at the Southern Highlands Boys & Girls Club, located at 10900 Southern Highlands Parkway. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. For reservations, call (702) 785-0020 or email andrea@andson.org. “For the past three years, the Andson Foundation has been helping kids learn the skills they need to succeed in today's world, and Faces of the Future 2013 will celebrate the impact of Andson Foundation's Homework Help & Tutoring Program conducted in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson,” said Ken Rubeli, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Henderson. "Success comes with a good support system, and the Andson Foundation is playing a vital role in our efforts to serve the community. With the foundation’s help, we hope to instill a love of learning in our children and the merit of working hard." Offered at no cost to club members, students receive help with homework troubles and one-to-one or small group tutoring in reading, math, social studies and science at seven different Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson locations (listed below) for two hours Monday through Thursday. In just a few years, the after-school program has grown from 150 to 700 students in daily attendance and employs a staff of more than 35 certified teachers from the Clark County School District, along with several aides from Nevada State College's Federal Work Study Program. "We identified the need to assist students who are falling behind due to the ongoing budget cuts in education or have financially stressed parents too busy to help," said Sonia McTaggart-Anderson, managing director and co-founder of the Andson Foundation. "On average, the program cost per student for 2012 equated to $714 totaling $500,000 annually, which has been 100 percent funded by our founders. Through the Faces of the Future event, we hope to build lifelong relationships with active and community-oriented individuals interested in helping the Andson Foundation with its mission to develop strong study habits and help children achieve promising futures." The Andson Foundation is committed to promoting and teaching financial education throughout Clark County. In addition to helping almost 700 students at Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson locations, it provides homework and tutoring assistance to students through its partnership with St. Jude's Ranch for Children in Boulder City and Communities in Schools at Jim Bridger Middle School. As part of the "Piggy Bank" project with United Way's YPS, Junior Achievement and Silver States Schools Credit Union, the foundation is delivering interactive financial lessons each month to more than 525 students at Walter Bracken Elementary School. Additionally, in collaboration with Communities in Schools, financial literacy classes recently began at Chaparral High School. About Andson Foundation The Andson Foundation, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the education of students through financial literacy and supplementary educational activities. Since inception in late 2010, it has developed structured curriculum's both in financial literacy and academics pertaining to students of all ages, as well as young adults. Today, the Andson Foundation has expanded its focus to include several other educational programs and mentoring aimed at increasing the instructional time to students and bringing back the much-needed educational emphasis. For more information, www.andson.org, facebook.com/andsonfoundation and twitter.com/andson_org. About Boys and Girls Clubs of Henderson Boys & Girls Clubs of Henderson operates several facilities in Southern Nevada, serving youth in Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Southern Highlands. The clubs provide every child with the essential tools needed for a successful and bright future through a variety of daily creative, fun, and educational programs. For information, visit www.bgchenderson.org or call (702) 565-6568. LOCATIONS: Apache Pines Club - 9552 W. Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89147
 Mary and Sam Boyd Club - 1608 Moser Drive, Henderson, NV 89011
 Silver Pines Club - 6650 E. Russell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89122
 John C. Kish Club - 401 Drake Street, Henderson, NV 89015
 Marker Club - 1030 Center Street, Henderson, NV 89015
 Montandon Club - 2627 Donna Street, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
 Southern Highlands Club- 10900 Southern Highlands Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89141

Occurs once: Feb 26, 2013 (7:30 AM to 9:00 AM)
Contact Name: Andrea Pineda
Contact Email: andrea@andson.org
Contact Phone: (702) 785-0020
Location:

Southern Highlands Boys & Girls Club
10900 Southern Highlands Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89141

Ticket Price: FREE
Submit Your Event

Watch Live

Watch Larger »

Las Vegas, NV

Clear
53°
Clear
Precip
0%
Humidity
30%
Wind
SW at 7 mph
Alerts
0

Submit photos to:
Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery
Photo Gallery

Channel 13 Action News