Tupelo Boys & Girls Club wins contest, $5,000

Daily Journal reports

TUPELO – Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi-Northside Clubhouse recently was awarded first place and $5,000 in the “My Club's Future” video project, a national contest highlighting each club's dreams for the future.

The Northside Clubhouse's entry was one of more than 100 in the competition. Its video project focused on teens wanting a place of their own that is “teen friendly.”

“We thought members would enjoy the challenge of identifying a community project and expressing their opinions about how to better their environments,” said Christy Grice, clubhouse director. “We're especially eager to see how Keystone Club members use what they've learned in Keystone Club programs to illustrate how best to use the funds for the benefit of their Clubs.”

Targeting Keystone Clubs, which is a character and leadership development program within the Boys & Girls Club, the video project challenged Keystone Club members to create informative and engaging three- to five-minute videos about their dream to improve and enhance their club through program supplies, game room equipment, or teen center improvements; or other resources to help them enhance their community.

American Express sponsored the contest to provide a fun, interactive way to help Club members enhance their Boys & Girls Club and community.

In addition to the $5,000 award, American Express will sponsor one Keystone Club member from the Northside Clubhouse, along with a chaperone, to the National Boys & Girls Clubs of America Centennial Conference in Boston, to receive their check in early May at a special presentation.