Our Development Director went on the road to visit John Yurconic at The Yurconic Agency. She was presented with a donation to also fund our after school reading and math program – Make Your M.A.R.K. We are so thankful for businesses like The Yurconic Agency who support our programs.
Make Your M.A.R.K.™ has a triple effect on youth in the areas of academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. Students experience real academic results with a minimum 15% increase in their language arts/reading/English and math skills when they participate in Make Your M.A.R.K.™ The Allentown School District officials are consistently pleased with the accessibility of Make Your M.A.R.K.™ as the program is offered at 10 different locations throughout the city. These locations are in schools, at BGCA clubhouses and near the homes of the students in the district. Students who exhibit academic success, good character and healthy lifestyle choices are the ultimate role models to kids who might otherwise choose a path of poor school attendance and crime. Our Make Your M.A.R.K.™ Program was recognized recently by Boys & Girls Club of America with a national Merit Award in the education category. Only two of these prestigious awards of excellence are given out annually. The award was presented to our Club during the national Boys & Girls Club of America conference in early May. We are truly proud of the more than 4,000 students who have participated in Make Your M.A.R.K.™. They are positive role models who are now Boys & Girls Club of Allentown Alumni in our community. BGCA is proud to partner with funders like The Yurconic Agency. Their support funds critical educational programs that make our kids and community stronger.