03.03.20

Senator David Perdue Receives Boys & Girls Clubs’ ‘Champion Of Youth’ Award

BGCA President: “Perdue’s leadership has had an undeniable impact throughout the state.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today received the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s ‘Champion of Youth’ Award for his work to help young people reach their full potential.

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Georgia Boys & Girls Clubs students and staff present Senator Perdue with the ‘Champion of Youth’ Award

“One of the most important things we can do as a country is invest in the next generation,” said Senator Perdue. “At Boys & Girls Clubs, kids have a safe place to learn, make new friends, and be mentored. In addition, Clubs are equipping students with career and life skills to prepare them for success in the future. I’m proud Boys & Girls Clubs of America calls Georgia home, and I share their commitment to helping kids and teens reach their full potential.”

“It is with the support of leaders like Senator Perdue that we are able to make a true difference in the lives of the nation’s youth,” said Jim Clark, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “A familiar face at Clubs across Georgia, the Senator’s leadership advancing policies impacting youth, especially around educational enrichment, mentorship and youth workforce readiness, has had an undeniable impact throughout the state. On behalf of the over 80,000 kids and teens Georgia Clubs serve every day, we are proud to recognize Senator Perdue as a remarkable example of what it means to be a true Champion of Youth.”

“Senator Perdue has been a constant and dedicated champion for Georgia’s youth for his entire career,” said Candice Moore, Interim President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. “He sees the value in programs like ours that help young people develop the necessary skills to make them successful in their careers and in life. We are grateful for his leadership and for his unwavering support of ensuring successful futures for every young person.”

Background:

  • In December 2019, Perdue and U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced The Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019 to support professional development programs.
  • In February 2019, Perdue welcomed Cory Seals, a top student from Boys & Girls Clubs of Georgia, as his special guest to the State of the Union.
  • Perdue has visited the Metro Atlanta and Brunswick Clubs and regularly meets with Club leadership.

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When Senator Perdue was elected, he was the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress. He is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Foreign Relations Committees.